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The most prestigious level of attainment in a competitive field: made it to the big time with his latest film.
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.
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"