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keep something in proportion

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishkeep something in proportionkeep something in proportionTOO/TOO MUCHto react to a situation sensibly, and not think that it is worse or more serious than it really isperspective Let’s keep things in proportion. proportion
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keep something in proportionThe Party's recent successes in the polls are encouraging but they need to be kept in proportion.In our celebrity-obsessed society, it is nice to see some one keeping things in proportion.In fact it was Jack's sense of humour that kept her feelings in proportion during the next few days.My confidence was so low it was difficult to keep things in proportion -- the smallest problem seemed like a major tragedy.Work was carried on around the lump in a fairly ordered pattern helping to keep everything in proportion.
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