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English definition of “be big of sb”

be big of sb

informal disapproving
If an action is big of someone, it is kind, good, or helpful. This phrase is usually used humorously or angrily to mean the opposite: You can spare me an hour next week? That's really big of you!Kind and thoughtful
(Definition of be big of sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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