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    a birdís eye view

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    You get a birdís Ėeye view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower.

    a birdís-eye view = an oblique view of an object from above;

    The speaker gave a birdís eye view of the situation.

    a birdís eye view = survey

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V


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    Re: a birdís eye view

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    You get a birdís Ėeye view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower.

    a birdís-eye view = an oblique view of an object from above;

    The speaker gave a birdís eye view of the situation.

    a birdís eye view = survey

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    Well, you are right

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    #3

    Re: a birdís eye view

    The speaker gave a bird’s eye view of the situation.
    I've only ever heard the literal use of this phrase, not the metaphorical one quoted above.

    I would say 'The speaker gave an overview of the situation'.

    Rover

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