the scheme of things

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the scheme of things

:the general way that things are organized and relate to each other
  • Everyone has their role to play in the overall scheme of things.
  • Our problems aren't really that important in the grand scheme of things.

Word by Word Definitions

scheme play
  1. : a mathematical or astronomical diagram

  2. : a representation of the astrological aspects of the planets at a particular time

  3. : a graphic sketch or outline

  1. : to form a scheme for

  2. : to form plans

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

  2. : an inanimate object distinguished from a living being

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


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