keep things in proportion

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Definition of keep things in proportion

: to understand which things are truly important and not become upset by small things that are not important Let's keep things in proportion. You should be able to wait one more day after you have waited two months already.

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“Keep things in proportion.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keep%20things%20in%20proportion. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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