grand scheme

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  • IPA(key): /ɡɹænd ˈskiːm/
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grand scheme (plural grand schemes)

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see grand,‎ scheme.
  2. (idiomatic) The totality of the situation approached objectively; the big picture.

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