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big picture

noun
1.
a broad, overall view or perspective of an issue or problem.
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  • Then he met her in the street, and begged her to come and pose for a head in his big picture, which he had taken up once more.

    Different Girls Various
  • I was painting my big picture—I wish you'd come and see it, by the way.

  • I thought she'd have come in a velvet coat and a big picture hat full of feathers!

  • You will guess that I am now ambitious of getting to grips again with the big picture.

  • After the big picture with all its wizard scenes had been enjoyed, they started back towards Wildwoods.

Contemporary definitions for big picture
noun

an overall view or perspective of a situation or matter

Usage Note

used with 'the'

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