big-name


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big-name

(bĭg′nām′)
adj. Informal
1. Widely recognized or acclaimed; famous: a big-name performer; a big-name college.
2. Of or involving one that is widely recognized or acclaimed: big-name politics.
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Arsenal want rid of at least five senior players this summer, with 'Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan among the big-name stars heading to the exit'.
In fact, imagine instead it was a regular European Tour pro without the big-name reputation and commercial appeal of Garcia who was hacking lumps out of the Royal Greens course.
In recent discussions around misleading packaging on branded foods, versus own supermarket products, an online labelling manufacturerData Labelcan reveal; shoppers lean more towards supermarket own, simply because they prefer them, to the big-name brands.
Hughton resisted buying a big-name striker, instead remaining loyal to veteran Murray, who is 35 next month.
The Spaniard has been willing to drop some of the so-called 'big-name players' as well, which means complacency has been removed.
Howey summed up the mood on Tyneside after the sixth loss on the spin over the weekend when he said: "The fans, myself included, don't think Newcastle are going to get a big-name manager in.
The Stromsgodset boss, who worked under Deila in Norway last season, has watched his big-name countrymen go to the UK and struggle as gaffers.
WBA super-bantamweight king Scott Quigg insists the big-name fights he craves are just around the corner.
However, I do not share Midlands Today presenter Nick Owen's assertion that viewers are alienating ITV's breakfast programmes because of how much their big-name presenters are said to be paid (Mail, April 22).
Summary: The Chancellor is to unveil a Au154 million blitz on big-name global companies.
Don't expect him to be lining up against a Coronation Street/ Hollyoaks XI soon, though, as the striker has plenty of big-name friends to help out.
He said he hoped that from the start of next season he wouldn't be the only Emirati coaching at a league club, but with the recent emphasis on big-name marketing to draw the crowds he'll be lucky if there's at least one.