Meaning of “big time” in the English Dictionary

"big time" in British English

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big timeadverb

uk /ˈbɪɡ ˌtaɪm/ us /ˈbɪɡ ˌtaɪm/ informal

big timenoun

uk /ˈbɪɡ ˌtaɪm/ us /ˈbɪɡ ˌtaɪm/ informal

(Definition of “big time” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"big time" in American English

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big timenoun [ U ]

/ˈbɪɡ ˈtɑɪm/

infml the state of being famous or successful:

You’ve really hit the big time now.

big-timeadjective [ not gradable ]

/ˈbɪɡ ˌtɑɪm/

infml relating to someone or something that is famous or successful:

Her influence is secure even though she's had limited experience in big-time politics.

big-timeadverb [ not gradable ]

also big time

infml to a large degree; in an extreme way:

(Definition of “big time” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"big-time" in Business English

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big-timeadjective [ before noun ]

uk us informal

used to describe someone or something that is very successful:

Malik is a big-time real estate developer.

(Definition of “big-time” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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