Bird’s eye view

Idiom

Bird’s Eye View

Definition

An overview from a high position, allowing one to see the whole of a situation or area.

Examples

We need to take a bird’s eye view of the project to see how far we have come

The mayor took a bird’s eye view of the city to understand what areas need improvement

Origin

The phrase comes from the idea that birds in flight can see from a very high vantage point, allowing them to take in the whole of a situation or area.

FAQs

What does a bird’s eye view mean?

A bird’s eye view is a high-level overview of a situation or area.

Where does the phrase come from?

The phrase comes from the idea that birds in flight can see from a very high vantage point, allowing them to take in the whole of a situation or area.