Informal The most prestigious level of attainment in a competitive field: made it to the big time with his latest film. (noun)
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Use "big time" in a sentence
"Mr. Green says franchises like "The Annoying Orange" are getting a shot at the big time as technology like apps and Web video allow the brads to cut out traditional middlemen and go straight to fans."
"So, Food Network was just trying me out, exposing me to different television food experiences and looking hard at the way I handled them because that doll Gordon, aiming to push me into the big time and maybe even my own show, had introduced me to his agent, Barry Weiner."