big league


Definition of big league

2 : big time sense 2 often used in plural

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big-league \ ˈbig-​ˌlēg How to pronounce big league (audio) \ adjective
big leaguer noun

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Examples of big league in a Sentence

Broadway is the big leagues, and for big bucks theatergoers expect professionalism.
Recent Examples on the Web Dubón made his big league debut in 2019 with Milwaukee. Chron, 14 May 2022 The Reds also called back prospect Jared Solomon, who made his big league debut last week. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 12 May 2022 Allen will report to the Orioles big league club and could work his way into the starting rotation. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 5 May 2022 The shortcomings of the A’s farm system is one of the main reasons for the impending breakup of their big league club. Tony Blengino, Forbes, 18 Jan. 2022 In just his second big league start, Greene threw 39 pitches that were 100 mph or faster, the most since pitch tracking began in 2008. Noah Trister, ajc, 18 Apr. 2022 Milwaukee, despite a market size smaller than any big league club (and several with no MLB franchise) has made the playoffs four consecutive years and six times in the last 14 while drawing at least 2.8 million times seven times in that span. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 8 Mar. 2022 What did Hoynsie think of Kluber after his first big league start? Joe Noga, cleveland, 26 Jan. 2022 New York will face Tampa Bay rookie Shane Baz (2-0, 1.69) in his third big league start. Creg Stephenson |, al, 2 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of big league

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 May 2022

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“Big league.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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