Big Brother Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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Big Brothernoun [S]

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a way of referring to a government, ruler, or person in authority that has complete power and tries to control people's behaviour and thoughts and limit their freedom
Translations of “Big Brother”
in Chinese (Traditional) 專制政府, 獨裁者…
in Chinese (Simplified) “老大哥”, 专制政府, 独裁者…
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