worm's eye view


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worm's eye view

A limited understanding of something. Because he was stuck in the same menial position for so long, he only had a worm's eye view of how the business operated.
See also: eye, view

a worm's eye view

1. If you have a a worm's eye view of something, you see it from a low position. If only gardeners would take a worm's eye view of their lawns, they would discover a mass of fascinating and useful information.
2. If someone has a worm's eye view of a situation, they are able to form an impression of it from an unimportant or junior position. Let me offer a worm's eye view of what Thatcherism was, and what its legacy may be. Compare with a bird's-eye view.
See also: eye, view