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Synonyms for big-time

  • blue-chip
  • foremost
  • important
  • impressive
  • influential
  • large
  • leading
  • major
  • major-league
  • prominent
  • significant
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Big-time Caribbean piracy had grown from very respectable origins.

You know—a feeling like a try-out before a big-time manager.

Sherwoods are big-time people, you know; a sister who's a regular somebody.

No one rejoiced more than they when they learned that he was at last in the big-time circuit.

Krasnow is a big-time operator; I've always been, you might say, in the peanut end of the game.

She's meant to be an honest-to-God woman—the kind that keeps men clean—she's meant for the big-time stuff.

Lefty's big scene at Nick's fixed it so you won't be welcome in a big-time poker game anywhere in town.

Wait till you see your name in two-foot electrics over the front of every big-time house in the country.

The little lady had completed her spring drinking and was now en route to a big-time meal-ticket scheduled to start from Chicago.

WORD ORIGIN

"upper reaches of a profession or pursuit," c.1910 from vaudeville slang; the phrase was common in colloquial use late 19c.-early 20c. in a broad range of senses: "party, shindig, fun, frolic."

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