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English definition of “the scheme of things”

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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).
Translations of “the scheme of things”
in Chinese (Traditional) 格局, 安排…
in Chinese (Simplified) 格局, 安排…
(Definition of the scheme of things from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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