big deal


Definition of big deal

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

Examples of big deal in a Sentence

The party was a big deal. The cost didn't seem like much to me, but I know it was a big deal for many people.
Recent Examples on the Web Competing on the show was a big deal for Wilson, who isn’t your typical pumpkin carver (if there is any such thing as a typical pumpkin carver). Bebe Hodges, The Enquirer, 23 Sep. 2021 Considering Djokovic had dropped the first set in his previous four matches, this was no big deal for him. Adam Zagoria, Forbes, 12 Sep. 2021 The American Conservatory Theater had won the regional Tony a few years before this, so this was a really big deal for me. Nina Metz,, 7 Sep. 2021 Harris’ team has not indicated whether the event will be rescheduled before the Sept. 14 recall election date, but there is no doubt that the vice president thinks the recall is a big deal for a host of reasons. Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2021 Beating the summer heat is not a big deal for humans. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, 1 Sep. 2021 That is a big deal for Apple’s school of iPhone design. Chris Smith, BGR, 26 Aug. 2021 Arians also acknowledged that the final preseason game would be a big deal for the players striving to earn the open spots on the Bucs’ regular-season roster. Mark Inabinett |, al, 26 Aug. 2021 There are two reasons why this package is no big deal for inflation. Kevin A. Hassett, National Review, 10 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of big deal

1915, in the meaning defined above

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16 Oct 2021

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“Big deal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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: something that is very important


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