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"Big Brother" in British English

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Big Brothernoun [S]

uk   /ˌbɪɡ ˈbrʌð.ər/  us   /ˌbɪɡ ˈbrʌð.ɚ/
a way of referring to a government, ruler, or person in authority that has complete power and tries to control people's behaviour and thoughts and limit their freedom
(Definition of Big Brother from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Big Brother" in American English

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Big Brothernoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈbɪɡ ˈbrʌð·ər/
a government or person in authority that tries to control people’s behavior and thoughts
(Definition of Big Brother from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “Big Brother”
in Chinese (Simplified) “老大哥”, 专制政府, 独裁者…
in Chinese (Traditional) 專制政府, 獨裁者…
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