One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A supposed or apparent overall system, within which everything has a place and in relation to which individual details are ultimately to be assessed.‘in the overall scheme of things, we didn't do badly’
- ‘‘In the scheme of things, trying to get to the bottom of that is relatively unimportant,’ he said.’
- ‘I suspect the creator of this book, like me, just likes to see where she fits into the scheme of things - how far ahead or how far behind we may be in the great game of life.’
- ‘I don't think I'm being totally too free and loose by describing that as a relatively small risk in the scheme of things.’
- ‘I'm mildly concerned that if I go out for lunch I probably won't be able to pay rent this week, but really this is a minor problem in the scheme of things.’
- ‘Whether it takes another 10 days or two weeks, in the scheme of things, it's immaterial.’
- ‘On the other hand, the costs of ignoring security and getting hacked have been, in the scheme of things, relatively small.’
- ‘Both these events were very insignificant in the scheme of things and received almost as little attention then as they do currently.’
- ‘If man is just a speck in the universe, like a bacteria, what does he matter in the scheme of things?’
- ‘It stemmed from an attempt to figure out my place in the scheme of things.’
- ‘But they are relatively trivial in the scheme of things.’
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