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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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get (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 gets our petty gripes and problems in perspective, doesn't it? You don't think it's that big a deal? Well, let me get it into perspective for you: each of us will get 10 years in prison if we're caught.
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get (something) out of perspective

To distort or obscure the true value, importance, or significance of something. Leave it to anxiety to get a situation out of perspective.
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put (something) out of perspective

To distort or obscure the true value, importance, or significance of something. Leave it to anxiety to put a situation out of perspective.
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in perspective

1. Correctly depicting three-dimensional space on a flat surface, as in artwork. That box in the background of your painting doesn't look like it's in perspective to me.
2. With an awareness of something's true value, importance, or significance. 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 get it in perspective for you: each of us will get 10 years in prison if we're caught.
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perspective on (something)

A particular viewpoint about or way of considering something. It's important to bring onboard a diverse range of people at the start of any project so that you get a lot of varied perspectives on how best to tackle it. Having children of your own definitely gives you a new perspective on how hard it can be for parents to deal with kids throwing tantrums in public.
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from (one's) perspective

As one views or interprets a certain situation. Oh sure, from her perspective, I'm at fault—but I swear, I did nothing wrong!
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from my perspective

 and from where I stand; from my point of view; the way I see it
Fig. in my own opinion. Mary: What do you think of all this? Tom: From my perspective, it is just terrible. Bob: From my point of view, this looks like a very good deal. Bill: That's good for you. I stand to lose money on it. Alice: From where I stand, it appears that you're going to have to pay a lot of money to get this matter settled. Sue: I'll pay anything. I just want to get all this behind me.
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*in perspective

within a reasonable view or appraisal. (*Typically: be ~; get something ~; have something ~; put something [into] ~.) Let's try to keep everything in perspective. If we put the matter into perspective, I think we can discuss it reasonably.
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*perspective on something

a way of looking at a situation and determining what is important. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; gain ~; give someone ~.) The jury did not have a good perspective on the crime since some of the evidence had to be ignored. Studying history gives one a perspective on the past.
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in (or out of) perspective

1 (of a work of art) showing the right (or wrong) relationship between visible objects. 2 correctly (or incorrectly) regarded in terms of relative importance.
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get, put, etc. something in/out of perˈspective

be able/not be able to see or understand the relative importance of particular events, facts, etc: When you’re depressed, it’s very easy to get things out of perspective. Everything worries you.Let’s try and put your present problems in perspective, then you’ll see that things aren’t as bad as you think.
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The main conclusion of the symposiasts was that their engagement in dialogue about international perspectives on and comparative features of educational and vocational guidance around the globe provided a comprehensive understanding of the issues faced by scholars and specialists concerned with the internationalization of educational and vocational guidance.
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Even prominent black analysts like Cornel West who have attempted to bridge the gap between conservatives and liberals end up with a sophisticated blame-the-victim perspective that takes the racist society off the hook by focusing heavily on the "spiritual and leadership" crisis in black communities themselves.
Technical, organizational, and personal factors are three perspectives from which socio-technical systems may be viewed (Linstone, 1999).
The authors are also ambivalent about the contribution white feminists have made and, despite their efforts to integrate feminist critiques into their race centered perspective, feminist insights remain marginalized.
Just as existing theories are enriched by diversity, pertinent integration of theoretical perspectives can provide insights that expand career counselors' perception and understanding of individuals' work lives in the new century (see, for example, Savickas, 2000, and Gollin & Young, 2000).
Based upon his interpretation of relevant texts, Wohl's conclusion is that the primary purpose of perspective was not to record space but to render the objects in it in relief, noting that Renaissance writers did not speak of space but of the objects (in that space) which could be seen in various perspectives.
The volume is important to scholars and teachers of American literature not merely because its seventeen essays pose fundamental questions while confronting the complexities of canon expansion and the cultural and ideological assumptions inherent in notions of American literary history, but because it illustrates the very diversity of thought and new critical perspectives called for by the editors.