[Motivation]
무언가에 대해 이야기할 때 그것이 큰 그림에서 어떤의미인지 비교하는 것은 중요하다.그래서  ”큰 그림에서 볼 때”라는 표현을 자주쓰는데, 이것을 영어로 어떻게 표현할까?
  • in the bigger picture 또는
  • in the context of bigger things..
라고 할수 있겠지만,
이보다 좀 더 관용적인 표현이 있으니…
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[Phrase]
in the scheme of things
  • [Definition] in a general view of the situation
    • She just got here and hasn’t figured out where she belongs in the scheme of things.
보통
in the grand scheme of things…
in the larger scheme of things…
in the overall scheme of things…
형용사 grand, larger, overall 등과 같이 사용된다.
  • A two-week delay will not matter in the overall scheme of things.
[Video]
  • But it’s all good in the grand scheme of things.
  • It makes no difference if we cut out the bridges to Alaska in the overall scheme of things.
  • into the whole puzzling scheme of things, but obviously
  • accepts himself and also the scheme of things in which one finds oneself.
  • and the object — the scheme of things —
[From Movies]
  • That’s so we know where we rank in the scheme of things (Titanic)
  • Do you think it’s important in the scheme of things? (You Can Count On Me)
  • In the grand scheme of things family is a liability, not an asset. Rick continues on. (Custody)
  • I know we are all pretty small in the big scheme of things. And I supposed the most you can hope for -. - is to make some kind of difference. (About Schmidt)
  • My boat was a tiny little speck of dust in the great scheme of things. (Man Who Sued God)
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[From Twitter]
  • “That’s cute. That’s cool. .. Records are cool, but in the whole scheme of things it doesn’t really matter.”
  • In the scheme of things, it’s the story that matters most, not how it came into being.
  • Stop attaching so much weight to being right. In the grand scheme of things, being right is insignificant compared with being happy.
[From News]
  • A good man? IN THE grand scheme of things Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill are normally thought of as good guys. (Economist)
  • But in the grand scheme of things, it all kind of stinks because he’s not around. (NYT)
  • She is, after all, pretty junior in the scientific scheme of things. (Economist)

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