get (something) out of perspective

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get (something) out of perspective

To be unable to see or assess the true value, importance, or significance of something. Leave it to anxiety to get a situation out of perspective.
See also: get, of, out, perspective

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.