big deal

noun
Updated on: 16 Jan 2018

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

  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.

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First Known Use of big deal

1915


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big deal

noun

Definition of big deal for English Language Learners

  • : something that is very important


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