Idiom: in the grand (overall/larger) scheme of things
— Although you didn’t get the grade you wanted in physics, in the grand scheme of things you had a great semester.
— In the overall scheme of things, staying for one weekend with your grandma is not going to ruin your summer holiday.
— We got the leather seats because its a small price to pay in the larger scheme of things when you keep a car for 8-10 years.
— Service is really slow tonight and they're understaffed. But in the grand scheme of things I'm so happy we had more time to talk.
— Don't go on a crazy crash diet just because you gained 3 kilos on your vacation. That's not much in the grand scheme of things and you'll lose the weight soon.
— We lost some money in Las Vegas but not that much in the grand scheme of things.
— He said some things he regrets but in the grand scheme of things he's the nicest guy you've ever dated.
— Sheila doesn't have much experience with Excel but in the grand scheme of things, her experience is impressive.
— In the grand scheme of things getting here five hours late was better than spending another night in that overpriced hotel.
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