keep things in proportion

Definition of keep things in proportion

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

keepplay
  1. :  to retain in one's possession or power

    :  to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing

    :  to have in control

  1. :  the means or provisions by which one is kept

    :  one that keeps or protects: such as

    :  fortress, castle

thingplay things
  1. :  an object or entity not precisely designated or capable of being designated

    :  an inanimate object distinguished from a living being

    :  a separate and distinct individual quality, fact, idea, or usually entity

proportionplay
  1. :  harmonious relation of parts to each other or to the whole :  balance, symmetry

    :  proper or equal share

    :  quota, percentage

  1. :  to adjust (a part or thing) in size relative to other parts or things

    :  to make the parts of harmonious or symmetrical

    :  apportion, allot


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