worm's-eye view

[ wurmz-ahy ]
/ ˈwɜrmzˌaɪ /

noun

a perspective seen from below or from a low or inferior position: The new man will get a worm's-eye view of the corporate structure.

Nearby words

  1. worm out of,
  2. worm snake,
  3. worm turns, the,
  4. worm wheel,
  5. worm's eye view,
  6. worm-eaten,
  7. wormcast,
  8. wormery,
  9. wormfish,
  10. wormfly

Origin of worm's-eye view

First recorded in 1910–15; on the model of bird's-eye view

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British Dictionary definitions for worm's eye view

worm's eye view

noun

a view seen from below or from a more lowly or humble point
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