that's a big if

Definition of that's a big if

  1. —used to say that something is not likely They could win if everyone plays his best, but that's a big if.

Word by Word Definitions

thatplay
  1. :  the person, thing, or idea indicated, mentioned, or understood from the situation

    :  the time, action, or event specified

    :  the kind or thing specified as follows

  1. : used as a function word to introduce a noun clause that is usually the subject or object of a verb or a predicate nominative

    : used as a function word to introduce a subordinate clause that is anticipated by the expletive it occurring as subject of the verb

    : used as a function word to introduce a subordinate clause that is joined as complement to a noun or adjective

  1. :  being the person, thing, or idea specified, mentioned, or understood

    :  so great a :  such

    :  the farther away or less immediately under observation or discussion

  1. : used as a function word to introduce a restrictive relative clause and to serve as a substitute within that clause for the substantive modified by the clause

    :  at which :  in which :  on which :  by which :  with which :  to which

    :  that which

  1. :  to such an extent

    :  very, extremely

  1. :  of great strength

    :  of great force

    :  large or great in dimensions, bulk, or extent

  1. :  in a loud or declamatory manner

    :  in a boasting manner

    :  to a large amount or extent

  1. :  an individual or organization of outstanding importance or power

    :  major league

    :  a big player :  a center or forward whose large size and strength are used to control play near the basket


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