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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.
Used ironically to indicate that something is unimportant or unimpressive.
slang an exclamation of scorn, derision, etc, used esp to belittle a claim or offer
something or someone important.
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|Noun||1.||big 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 consequence|
importance - the quality of being important and worthy of note; "the importance of a well-balanced diet"