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a/(one's) point of view

1. One's individual opinion about someone or something. In my point of view, we ought to be limiting our association with them until we know for sure they are completely legitimate. Well, that's just your point of view, and I happen to disagree with it.
2. A particular perspective on or way of thinking about something. So what I told you was the truth—from a certain point of view. I think we need a new point of view on this project. We're all just too stuck in our normal way of thinking about how to tackle the problem.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

point of view

a way of thinking about something; [someone's] viewpoint; an attitude or expression of self-interest. From my point of view, all this talk is a waste of time. lean understand her point of view. She has made some good observations about the problem.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

point of view

An attitude or standpoint, how one sees or thinks of something. For example, From the manufacturer's point of view, the critical issue is cost. This expression, originally alluding to one's vantage point in seeing a building or painting or other object, dates from the early 1700s.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

a ˌpoint of ˈview


1 somebody’s opinion about somebody/something: I don’t agree with her, but she has a right to her point of view.
2 one way of looking at or judging something: From the businessman’s point of view these new hourly flights to Paris are just what is needed.
See also: of, point, view
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