a worm's eye view

a worm's eye view

  (British & Australian)
if you have a worm's eye view of something, you only know or understand a part of it, usually the worst or least important part Set in the Paris underworld, the novel provides us with a worm's eye view of society.
See also: eye, view
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A Worm's Eye View By: Caren Trafford Etram RRP: $17.