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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BIG DEAL

Now don't breathe a word of this, but there's a big deal on in Consolidated Copper.

The big deal was going slowly––not badly, but with maddening delays.

How about that big deal you were going to put through for me?

The people are invariably out for the big deal in cattle or corn.

If it had be'n a big deal I wouldn't have be'n took in, that way.

Suppose we clean up fifty or a hundred thousand on a big deal.

The big deal about the new carburetor she could, of course, understand.

The work-table then, a big deal one which blocked the other window, was intelligible enough.

“I mean that Gaslucky got sheared in the big deal the other day at Chicago,” Lucas explained.

He's helped our big deal more than you or I. His honest work has made it easy for me to look honest.

WORD ORIGIN

from mid-19c. in poker or business; as an ironic expression, popular in American English from c.1965, perhaps a translated Yiddishism (cf. a groyser kunst).

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