bigleague

big-league

[big-leeg]
adjective
1.
Sports. of or belonging to a major league: a big-league pitcher.
2.
Informal. among the largest, foremost, etc., of its kind: the big-league steel companies.

Origin:
1895–1900; adj. use of big league

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big league definition


  1. n.
    a situation where competition is keen and a high level of performance is expected. (Usually plural. Referred originally to major league sports.) : You're in the big leagues now—no more penny-ante stuff.
  2. mod.
    and big-league. professional; big time. (From baseball.) : When I'm a big-league star, I'll send you free tickets.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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