big-deal

big deal

noun Slang.
1.
an important or impressive person or thing: to make a big deal out of nothing; I hear he's a big deal on Wall Street now.
2.
(used ironically as an interjection to indicate that one considers something to be unimportant or unimpressive): So you're the mayor's cousin—big deal!

Origin:
1945–50

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big deal
 
interj
slang an exclamation of scorn, derision, etc, used esp to belittle a claim or offer

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big deal
from mid-19c. in poker or business; as an ironic expression, popular in Amer.Eng. from c.1965, perhaps a translated Yiddishism (cf. a groyser kunst).
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big deal definition


  1. n.
    something really important. : Don't make such a big deal out of it!
  2. exclam.
    So what!; What does it matter? (Usually Big deal!) : So he snores! Big deal! Snore back!
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