keep things in proportion
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.
Word by Word Definitions
: to take notice of by appropriate conduct : fulfill: such as
: to be faithful to
: to act fittingly in relation to
: custody, charge
: one that keeps or protects: such as
: a matter of concern : affair
: state of affairs in general or within a specified or implied sphere
: a particular state of affairs : situation
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