tour d'horizon
An extensive tour; figuratively, a wide-ranging or general survey.

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  • Tour d'Horizon — Tour d Ho|ri|zon 〈[turdɔrizɔ̃:] f.; , s [tur ] ; geh.〉 informativer Gesamtüberblick, übersichtliche Zusammenfassung [frz.] * * * Tour d Ho|ri|zon [turdɔri zõ: ], die, auch: der; , s [turdɔri zõ:] [frz. tour d horizon, zu: horizon = Horizont;… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • tour d'horizon — [to͞or dō̂ rē zōn′] n. [Fr, lit., tour of the horizon] a brief but comprehensive review …   English World dictionary

  • Tour d'Horizon — Tour d Ho|ri|zon [turdɔri zõ] die, auch der; , s [tur...] <aus gleichbed. fr. tour d horizon> Rundschau, informativer Überblick (über zur Diskussion stehende Fragen) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • tour d'horizon — [ˌtʊə dɒrɪ zɒtour d horizon] noun (plural tours d horizon pronunciation same) a broad general survey or summary of an argument or event. Origin Fr., lit. tour of the horizon …   English new terms dictionary

  • Tour d'Horizon — Tour d Ho|ri|zon [ dɔri zõ: ], die; , s [tu:ɐ̯] (informativer Überblick) …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • Tour d'Horizon — Tour d Ho|ri|zon 〈[turdɔrizɔ̃:] f.; Gen.: , Pl.: s [tur ] 〉 informativer Gesamtüberblick, übersichtliche Zusammenfassung [Etym.: frz.] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • tour d'horizon — /tʊə dɒrəˈzɒn/ (say toouh doruh zon) noun a broad, general survey or summary of the main current features of a situation, issue, policy, theory, etc., especially one given as a background briefing. {French: literally, tour of the horizon} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tour d'horizon — foreign term Etymology: French circuit of the horizon ; general survey …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tour d'horizon — /toohrdd daw rddee zawonn /, French. a general survey; overview. * * * …   Universalium

  • tour d'horizon — /toohrdd daw rddee zawonn /, French. a general survey; overview …   Useful english dictionary

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