big deal


big deal

noun

: something that is very important

Full Definition of BIG DEAL

:  something of special importance <what's the big deal?> —sometimes used ironically as an interjection

Examples of BIG DEAL

  1. The party was a big deal.
  2. The cost didn't seem like much to me, but I know it was a big deal for many people.

First Known Use of BIG DEAL

circa 1943

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