the scheme of things

noun phrase

: 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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Recent Examples on the Web Maybe in the scheme of things, the death toll from driving through New York City isn’t worth fussing over. Curbed, 24 Jan. 2023

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“The scheme of things.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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