Big Four (bɪɡ fɔː)
- the Big Four (business) a small powerful group, as of banks, companies, etc, especially the four largest banks
in Britain (Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds TSB and NatWest)
Example Sentences Including 'Big Four'
Cahoot's overdraft rate is a modest 8 per cent, half the typical rate among the Big Four.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Each of the Big Four would be responsible for peace and security in her own part of the world.
The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century
Going from the Big Five to the Big Four would not seriously diminish competition.
Globe and Mail (2003)
HSBC, the smallest of the Big Four in business banking, faces an £80million hit.
Sun, News of the World (2002)
Spokesmen for Big Four accounting firm KPMG could not be reached for comment Monday night.
These mergers, if approved, would have reduced the Big Six to the Big Four with, possibly, monopolistic fallouts.
Business Today (1998)
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