Definition of Big deal

1. Noun. An important influential person. "The Qaeda commander is a very big fish"

2. Noun. Anything of great importance or consequence.
Generic synonyms: Importance

Definition of Big deal

1. Noun. (idiomatic) Something very important, difficult, or of concern. ¹

2. Interjection. (idiomatic ironic) Indicates that something is not important or impressive; so what. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Big Deal

big boys
big brain
big break
big brother
big brothers
big brown bat
big bucks
big business
big businessman
big cat
big cats
big cheese
big cheeses
big daddies
big daddy
big deal (current term)
big deals
big dipper
big dippers
big enchilada
big enchiladas
big fat
big figure
big fish
big fish in a small pond
big fly
big game
big girl's blouse
big girl's blouses
big gun

Literary usage of Big deal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. C3I: Issues of Command & Control edited by Thomas P. Coakley (1994)
"They can shoot an airplane down with civilians on it, and after the fact they knew what it was—that's not a big deal; the Secretary of State goes ..."

2. Mediapolis: popular Culture and the Cityby Alex de Jong, Marc Schuilenburg by Alex de Jong, Marc Schuilenburg (2006)
"... on our direct environment also causes changes in the way we experience ourselves and our direct environment. [131 WHAT'S THE big deal WITH METAPHORS? ..."

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