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"major league" in British English

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major leaguenoun [C]

uk   us  
in the US, the league of ​professionalsportsteams at the ​highestlevel, ​especially in ​baseball
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major-leagueadjective

uk   /ˌmeɪ.dʒəˈliːɡ/  us   /-dʒɚ-/

major league adjective (SPORTS)

belonging or ​relating to ​sport in a ​majorleague in the US: major-league ​baseball

major league adjective (IMPORTANT)

important and having a lot of ​influence: The ​people on the ​board of ​directors all have major-league ​businessexperience.
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(Definition of major league from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"major league" in American English

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major leaguenoun [C]

 us   /ˈmeɪ·dʒər ˈliɡ/
an ​organizedgroup of ​sportsteams that have the ​bestplayers, who are ​paid for ​playing: He’s ​happy to ​finally be ​playing in the major leagues. fig. She ​hired a major-league ​attorney (= one who is ​highlypaid and ​considered to be among the ​best).
(Definition of major league from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"major-league" in Business English

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major-leagueadjective [before noun]

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important, and having a lot of ​influence: The ​directors all have major-league ​businessexperience.
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(Definition of major-league from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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