The/somebody's scheme of things - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
the/somebody's scheme of things
in the (grand) scheme of things
In the long term; in the complete picture of something. I know you're worried about getting a bad grade on this test, but you're such a great student that I doubt it will matter in the grand scheme of things.
the scheme of things the organization of things in general; the way the world is.
the/somebody’s ˈscheme of things the way the world and other things are or seem to be organized: Low-paid workers like us don’t have a very important place in the scheme of things. ♢ Don’t worry too much about your exam results; they’re not really important in the great scheme of things.