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ma·jor-league

(mā′jər-lēg′)
adj.
1. Sports Of or relating to a major league: major-league baseball.
2. Informal Prominent or important: a major-league ballet company.
3. Informal Impressive, as in extent or quantity: "a destination for major-league wooing" (Bryan Miller).
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major-league

adjective
Being among the leaders in one's field:
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major-league

[ˌmeɪdʒəˈliːg] CPD (US) major-league baseball Nbéisbol m de la liga principal
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And they look at the billboards plastered around the stadium, which advertisers pay for, piling up more money in the major-league coffers.