big-time


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big·time

or big-time  (bĭg′tīm′)Informal
adj.
Significant or important; major: a bigtime comedian.
adv.
To an extreme degree; very much: Sales are expanding, bigtime.
Translations

big-time

[ˈbɪgˈtaɪm]
A. ADJ big-time football/politicsfútbol m/política f de alto nivel
a big-time politician/actorun político/actor de primera línea
a big-time bankerun banquero de categoría
B. ADV he has tasted success big-timeha conocido el éxito con mayúsculas
they screwed (things) up big-timemetieron la pata bien hondo
America lost big-timeel equipo americano se llevó una soberana paliza
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