put (something) in(to) perspective

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put (something) in(to) perspective

To clarify, appraise, or assess the true value, importance, or significance of something. Seeing the devastation caused by a natural disaster like that really puts our petty gripes and problems in perspective, doesn't it? You don't think it's that big a deal? Well, let me put it into perspective for you: each of us will get 10 years in prison if we're caught.
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Strange how quickly things can be put into perspective.
For Limavady's Neill Mullan though, a 4-1 defeat on the road at Loughgall put into perspective the job he faces following last weekend's first win at home to Distillery.
To join people like that - Michael, Fangio, Prost - is very difficult to put into perspective.
Vettel himself said that to be able to join the greats of the sport was something that was difficult to put into perspective.
WHILST it is very sad for employees of Jessops and HMV to lose their jobs at this time of year, the loss of these retail outlets really needs to be put into perspective.
SIR - While it is very sad for employees of Jessops and HMV to lose their jobs at this time of year, the loss of these retail outlets needs to be put into perspective.
EVERYTHING was put into perspective on Tuesday when we learned of the death of Campbell Gillies.
Of course, it''s all put into perspective when you remind yourself that it''s based on fact - and some of the people whose stories are told appear in the closing credits.
To put into perspective, I am 81 and my wife is a little younger.
The economic difficulties are put into perspective when we think about those families who are grieving over a loved one, coping with serious illness or dealing with a relationship breakdown.
Football is put into perspective on days like this and I hope we were able to bring some Christmas cheer and boost their spirits.
WHILE sympathising with the plight of immigrant Ama Sumani who was escorted home to South Africa by plane, amid the hype, newspaper and TV coverage, it should be put into perspective bearing in mind that there are many people in the UK who have life-threatening illnesses and have been refused treatment.
However, when closely examined and put into perspective, the $3.
Those words put into perspective what true love is, for it is based on, and has its origin in, the love of God.
And you must put into perspective why they are easy--today, there is simply too much capital in the marketplace, with too few places to put it," says David Michonski, chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy.