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English definition of “big time”

big time

noun [U]  /ˈbɪɡ ˈtɑɪm/
infml the state of being famous or successful : You’ve really hit the big time now.
(Definition of big time noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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