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Put into perspective

Posted by Lotg (OZ) on August 31, 2004

In Reply to: Put into perspective posted by SFC on August 31, 2004

: What does it mean to 'put everything into perspective'? Thanks!

To put everything into its correct place. Ensure that things are where they should be in relation to everything else around them. So eg. if you hear a quote taken out of context it might imply something quite different to its original meaning. But put it in it's correct place, or in perspective, and it can take on a completely different and correct meaning.