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big game

noun
1.
large wild animals, especially when hunted for sport.
2.
large fish, as tuna and marlin, when sought by deep-sea anglers.
3.
a major objective, especially one that involves risk.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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British Dictionary definitions for big game

big game

noun
1.
large animals that are hunted or fished for sport
2.
(informal) the objective of an important or dangerous undertaking
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