big deal


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big deal

Slang
n.
1. Something of great importance or consequence: made a big deal out of getting there on time; losing one penny was no big deal.
2. An important person: She was a big deal in local politics.
interj.
Used ironically to indicate that something is unimportant or unimpressive.

big′-deal′ adj.

big deal

interj
slang an exclamation of scorn, derision, etc, used esp to belittle a claim or offer

big′ deal′


n.
Informal.
something or someone important.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.big deal - an important influential personbig deal - an important influential person; "he thinks he's a big shot"; "she's a big deal in local politics"; "the Qaeda commander is a very big fish"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
knocker - (Yiddish) a big shot who knows it and acts that way; a boastful immoderate person
supremo - the most important person in an organization
2.big deal - anything of great importance or consequencebig deal - anything of great importance or consequence
importance - the quality of being important and worthy of note; "the importance of a well-balanced diet"
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"Right well, thank you, Martin," was her cordial response, and her friendly smile told him she had heard and understood the remarks about the big deal. He was curious to know how it had impressed her.
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It's a big deal when you beat out the big boys but we've also lost a lot of bids to them.
Only it was a big deal. Shaw is a thoroughly likeable lad, who has come through relative adversity to establish himself as a first choice for Manchester United.
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The result of this combination forced the Levy Library, NYU HSL, and New York University Libraries to address the complex factors determining how best to incorporate five additional sites into the joint "Big Deal" licenses going back many years and developed for a different set of institutions.
He added: "We were about to do a very big deal and we cancelled that deal that would have involved 3000 jobs and that's happening all over the country."
So you treat this $250,000 deal as if it's no big deal.