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The most prestigious level of attainment in a competitive field: made it to the big time with his latest film.
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a. the big time the highest or most profitable level of an occupation or profession, esp the entertainment business
b. (as modifier): a big-time comedian.
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1. Informal. the highest or most important level in any profession or occupation.
2. a circuit of vaudeville theaters presenting just two performances daily and featuring only the most successful entertainers.
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|Noun||1.||big time - the highest level of an occupation (especially in entertainment)|
success - a state of prosperity or fame; "he is enjoying great success"; "he does not consider wealth synonymous with success"
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noun fame, glory, celebrity, prominence, stardom, renown, public esteem the first player from Japan to hit the big time
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