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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You prepare differently for big deals than you do for small deals.
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I did not know it will be such a big deal in Bahrain.
One of the set's standouts was Cool Like Kurt, the grungy reference of its title reflecting the wired indie music Big Deal play.
And the first Big Deal, which went live in January 1996, was born.
4%) said it would be a big deal for some (though not most), and another 10% said it would be a "big deal.
Everyone else seems to laugh about it and not think of it as a big deal, even me, her brother, their parents and my parents.
SABMiller has the cash and inclination to make a big deal, and there are a limited number of big deals left to be made.
This is a big deal for not only Bucyrus, not only Cliffs" but for the U.