Big Smoke


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Big Smoke

n
the Big Smoke informal a large city, esp London
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But it seems it was all just a big smoke screen with Marilyn's dry ice machines working overtime.
First up tonight is a trip to the big smoke to drop their deep house and disco beats as headliners for isodisco in The Loft of the Pavilion on the Ormeau Road.
Hoping life is sweeter in the big smoke, Jane is whisked away on a route littered with mishap, love and betrayal with riotous highs and turbulent lows at every stop.
I was learning a new desktop publishing package, and as nice as Canary Wharf is I have one major problem with the 'big smoke'.
DON'T take a break in the big smoke without having a look at the brand new Lonely Planet guide to London.
A spokesman said: "There seems to be a north-south divide, with those nearer the big smoke having more money to splash on cars, holidays and nights out."
After years living in the big smoke gaining notoriety with his full title Jon of the Pleased Wimmin, Jon decided to up sticks and move to Edinburgh last year and is revelling in his new surroundings.
Back then this was largely thanks to the rowdy contingent from outside the "big smoke" who'd left mammy for the first time and replaced her with alcohol, thereby getting obnoxiously drunk and unbelievably irritating.
THE latest offers from Scotia Travel could take you across the pond or save you money on a break in the big smoke.
After being viciously attacked on his first night, he falls in with a shy Polish immigrant called Marek (Piotr Jagiello) who's equally lost in the Big Smoke, thanks to a dad who works all hours as a labourer in nearby Somers Town.
In fact, the man responsible for Claire's ever- growing bump is former boyfriend Adam (Ciaran McMenamin), who moved from Dublin to London with Claire only to decide that he really preferred the Emerald Isle to the Big Smoke after all.
Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London for the past eight years, can take much of the credit for the revival of the Big Smoke.