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:
1860–65

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big game
 
n
1.  large animals that are hunted or fished for sport
2.  informal the objective of an important or dangerous undertaking

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