Meaning of “the scheme of things” in the English Dictionary

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"the scheme of things" in British English

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the scheme of things

the way things are organized or happen in a particular situation, or the way someone wants them to be organized:

I was disappointed not to get the job, but it's not that important in the great/grand scheme of things (= when all things are considered).

(Definition of “the scheme of things” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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