Definition of 'big time'
Example sentences containing 'big time'
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This really is the big time. The Sun (2013)We're all waiting for him to hit the big time. The Sun (2007)The idea has caught on big time since the first picture was uploaded in February last year. The Sun (2014)He was champion apprentice in 1995 and has been a long time in the wings before hitting the big time. The Sun (2007)He wants the big time. The Sun (2008)But when we took the game to them big time in the first quarter, he looked as rattled as the rest. The Sun (2008)The duo hit the big time when a sleazy TV executive invests money in their cable show. The Sun (2011)September's eclipse in your opposite sign of Aries is when you could really hit the big time. The Sun (2015)Then you hit the big time and for the past few years you've been performing to thousands of diehard fans at gigs all around the world. The Sun (2015)The Bajan has gone for the same short, curly style she had when she first hit the big time. The Sun (2013)Londoner Daisy hit the big time after a string of minor TV roles and a stint of modelling. The Sun (2014)I owe them big time and that means I have to do something for them. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I have really messed things up big time and now I just do not know how to make things better. The Sun (2014)
This was the last big-time international sport in which winning came second to pleasure. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The same situation exists in all the big-time sports. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Not many people try that one in big-time sport. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Look anywhere in big-time sport and you find the same pattern. Times, Sunday Times (2009)At any other club with big-time ambitions the fans would be baying for blood by now. The Sun (2009)West Ham at the very centre of big-time sport in this country. The Sun (2011)Increasingly, big-time sport really is about you. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In big-time sport, there is no such thing as a meaningless preliminary. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There's big-time experience in there. Times, Sunday Times (2010)At the end I think he did miss big-time football. The Sun (2013)
Translations for 'big time'
British English: big time ADJECTIVE
You can use big time to refer to the highest level of an activity or sport where you can achieve the greatest amount of success or importance.
He took a long time to settle in to big time football.
- American English: big time
- Brazilian Portuguese: a sério
- Chinese: 第一流的
- European Spanish: de alto nivel
- French: de première catégorie
- German: Spitzen-
- Italian: di alto livello
- Japanese: 一流の
- Korean: 일류의
- European Portuguese: a sério
- Spanish: de alto nivel
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