big game

large wild animals, especially when hunted for sport.
large fish, as tuna and marlin, when sought by deep-sea anglers.
a major objective, especially one that involves risk.

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

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Example sentences
But big game makes up only a small fraction of their calories.
Which leads us at last to the big game itself, lost in all that cotton wadding around it.
Information and links to big game hunting regulations.
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