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Definition of "big deal" []

  • Something of great importance or consequence: made a big deal out of getting there on time; losing one penny was no big deal. (noun)
  • An important person: She was a big deal in local politics. (noun)
  • Used ironically to indicate that something is unimportant or unimpressive. (interjection)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "big deal" in a sentence
  • "Tolliver made a big deal out of answering it casually, but I could see that he was tense."
  • "I read online somewhere that Make$ might be signing a big deal real soon with Platinum Records."
  • "Retitling is no big deal and can be done by a combination of your:"
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