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big time, the

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big time, the

modifier

: a big-time outfit/ big-time crime

noun

phrTheupperreachesofaprofession,business, government, sport, etc; the BIG LEAGUES (1920+)

[fr theater use of about 1910 designating certain important vaudeville circuits or houses]


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