big boy

noun

: big gun
usually used in plural

Examples of big boy in a Sentence

when she became the network's White House correspondent, she knew that she was now playing with the big boys
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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of big boy was in 1916

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“Big boy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/big%20boy. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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