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big time

adverb uk   informal us  
If you do something big time, you do it to a great degree: "How was the interview?" "Terrible, I messed up big time." Chrissy's into skiing big time (= likes skiing a lot).

big time

noun uk   informal us  
the big time the state of being famous or successful: She finally hit the big time (= became famous or successful) with her latest novel. You've really made the big time now (= become famous or successful).
big-time
adjective uk   /ˈbɪɡ.taɪm/ us  
highest or most successful: Steve Largent was regarded as Seattle's first big-time football star.
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