March Madness brings hundreds of millions of dollars into big-time college sports-playing schools.
The transition from small-town Mississippi to big-time college football, with the nation watching, was difficult enough.
He turned professional, big-time, in 1913, signing with the New York Giants baseball team, the Yankees of their day.
The video helped land him a job in Los Angeles as a production animator for big-time movies, including Aladdin and Toy Story.
Taubin said he was shocked to allegations that his neighbor was a big-time weed grower.
big-time Caribbean piracy had grown from very respectable origins.
You know—a feeling like a try-out before a big-time manager.
Sherwoods are big-time people, you know; a sister who's a regular somebody.
Krasnow is a big-time operator; I've always been, you might say, in the peanut end of the game.
No one rejoiced more than they when they learned that he was at last in the big-time circuit.
"upper reaches of a profession or pursuit," c.1910 from vaudeville slang; the phrase was common in colloquial use late 19c.-early 20c. in a broad range of senses: "party, shindig, fun, frolic."
Important; notable: My book was big-time (1910+)
Very much; totally: Where does it say that a congressman has the right to be on the take big time?/ It sticks big-time to any smooth surface (1970s+ Army)
[ultimately fr the outdated theater sense]