get (something) in(to) perspective(redirected from got into perspective)
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, put, etc. something in/out of perˈspectivebe 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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