big-league


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big-league

(bĭg′lēg′)
adj.
1. Sports Major-league.
2. Informal Prominent or important; major: a big-league politician; one of the big-league banks.
3. Informal Impressive or formidable: The nominee was subjected to big-league scrutiny.
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big-league

adjective
Informal. Being among the leaders in one's field:
Informal: bigtime, heavyweight.
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