Cliché-o-Matic: “In the grand scheme of things”

In the grand scheme of things, this move to free-range egg use reflects a leading company anticipating what’s coming down the pipe, policy-wise.
– Sylvain Charlebois, Guelph Mercury, Sept. 12.

[Co-founder Bill] Marshall dismisses such squabbles as inconsequential in the grand scheme of things, insisting TIFF’s must-attend stature remains, as does its legacy of fostering a homegrown film industry.
– Cassandra Szklarski, Canadian Press, Sept. 3.

But even if this probably isn’t the right way for these retired Canadian soldiers to channel their revulsion of ISIL, and for all practical purposes is not effective in any meaningful way in the grand scheme of things, one thing’s for sure…
– Ahmed Sahi, Montreal Gazette, Aug. 21.

Sure, [governments] control the money supply and can inject stimulus, but in the grand scheme of things these measures are minor.
– Alex Whalen, National Post, July 31.

Monday night was a nice moment but in the grand scheme of things it’s but a mere footnote in a summer with a much bigger reward in the offing.
– Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun, July 21.

In the grand scheme of things, I know it’s a small thing, a tattered Canadian flag.
How much should you care about a flag? I suppose the answer is entirely up to you.
– Ron Corbett, Ottawa Sun, June 29.

It’s not that long ago in the grand scheme of things that the British provinces of Canada East, Canada West, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick confederated to create the new Dominion of Canada.
– Mike Filey, Toronto Sun, June 21.

In the grand scheme of things the Women’s World Cup is a young competition.
– Jerrad Peters, Winnipeg Free Press, June 17.

In the grand scheme of things, the sums involved in the Senate expenses scandal are pocket change –
– Editorial, Globe and Mail, June 10.

In the grand scheme of things, city bus service just doesn’t qualify as an extreme case.
– Tom Brodbeck, Winnipeg Sun, May 22.

The argument against May stepping aside from her post – that the incident was minor, her mistake was no big deal in the grand scheme of things, and the Green party isn’t important enough to make a fuss over – is a condemnation of another sort.
– Kelly McParland, National Post, May 14.

Because [Mike] Babcock is not looking for the right hockey team to coach. He’s looking for the one that’s least wrong.
Detroit? More of the same, and therefore more of nothing.
Philadelphia or San Jose? Seriously. Who would care in the grand scheme of things?
–Cathal Kelly, Globe and Mail, May 12.

 Winner: Sun Media – 4.

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