put (something) in(to) perspective

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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, 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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A few low scores are quickly put into perspective by an hour in the hotel swimming pool with your toddler or a private evening meal with your wife.
But that fine was put into perspective when Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar was handed a three-match ban for a foul-mouthed rant on social media after their defeat to Manchester Utd.
And he says that their inconsistent form in the League Cup has to be put into perspective - although he is still looking for an improvement.
"But it's been put into perspective by the way the All Blacks have been annihilating the other Rugby Championship sides and they are all quality teams.
To put into perspective, a single AA battery can power the KiloCore.
Makes the traffic chaos seem irrelevant when put into perspective. Chris Batley
IT'S been quite a week for Stephen Fry, but all that fuss over his "bag lady" comments at The British Academy Film Awards was put into perspective courtesy of The Not So Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive: Ten Years On (BBC1, Monday).
Meanwhile, things are put into perspective for Maddy, as she lavishes affection on Josh - and he nurses a guilty conscience about his kiss with Evelyn.
BY MARK MCINTOSH GLENTORAN boss Eddie Patterson admits football will be put into perspective on Tuesday night.
Strange how quickly things can be put into perspective.
Vettel himself said that to be able to join the greats of the sport was something that was difficult to put into perspective.
The importance and multiplicity of projects need to put into perspective their impact on flows and infrastructure beyond reconsider travel arrangements in this area.
WHILST it is very sad for employees of Jessops and HMV to lose their jobs at this time of year, the loss of these retail outlets really needs to be put into perspective.
These words of yours are always read first and put into perspective the news obtained from other sources.
Too many people allow themselves to be stressed over things that, when put into perspective, are really silly.