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big leaguenoun [C]

uk   us   UK informal
(US big leagues) the ​toplevel of a ​particularsport, ​business, or ​activity in which there is the ​greatestcompetition and the ​greatestopportunity for ​success: He is about to ​join the ​bigleague of Formula One in ​time for the new ​season. For the ​magazine to be ​successful, it will have to ​compete in the ​bigleague against ​leadingweekly women's ​magazines.^big _leagues in the US, a ​group of ​professionalsportsteams that ​compete at the ​highestlevel, ​especially in ​baseball
big-league
adjective [before noun]
We're not ​playing at ​localpolitics here - this is big-league ​stuff.
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