big idea

big idea

noun Informal.
1.
any plan or proposal that is grandiose, impractical, and usually unsolicited: You're always coming around here with your big ideas.
2.
purpose; intention; aim: What's the big idea of shouting at me?

Origin:
1920–25, Americanism

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