master plan

noun
a general plan or program for achieving an objective.

Origin:
1925–30

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master-plan

[mas-ter-plan, mah-ster-]
verb (used with object), master-planned, master-planning.
1.
to construct a master plan for: to master-plan one's career.
2.
to develop or improve (land, a community, a building complex, or the like) through a long-range plan that balances and harmonizes all elements: The engineers master-planned the island to provide for increases in the tourist population.
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master plan
 
n
a comprehensive long-term strategy

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Example sentences
In that sense, harvesting natural resources trickles down through the master
  plan all the way into the buildings.
There is far more awe and wonder in a universe where there is no master plan.
There is no design and there certainly is no master plan on the long term.
The club researched the idea of the garden, looked into the landscaping and
  raised money from members to create a master plan.
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