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"major league" in British English

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major leaguenoun [C]

uk   /ˌmeɪ.dʒə ˈliːɡ/ us   /ˌmeɪ.dʒɚ ˈliːɡ/
in the US, the league of professional sports teams at the highest level, especially in baseball
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major-leagueadjective

uk   /ˌmeɪ.dʒəˈliːɡ/ us   /ˌmeɪ.dʒɚˈliːɡ/
(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 organized group of sports teams that have the best players, 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 highly paid and considered to be among the best).
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"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 business experience.
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(Definition of major-league from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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