the scheme of things

noun phrase

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: 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.

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“The scheme of things.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20scheme%20of%20things. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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