Meaning of “major league” in the English Dictionary

"major league" in British English

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major leaguenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌmeɪ.dʒə ˈliːɡ/ us /ˌmeɪ.dʒɚ ˈliːɡ/

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).

(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 ]

uk us

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)