the scheme of things
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
: a mathematical or astronomical diagram
: a representation of the astrological aspects of the planets at a particular time
: a graphic sketch or outline
: to form a scheme for
: to form plans
: plot, intrigue
: 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
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