the big city

Definition of the big city

used to refer to a particular city without naming it
  • I grew up on a farm, so my move to the big city was a big change.
  • life in the big city

Word by Word Definitions

big play
  1. : of great strength

  2. : of great force

  3. : large or great in dimensions, bulk, or extent

  1. : in a loud or declamatory manner

  2. : to a large amount or extent

  3. : on a large scale

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

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

city play
  1. : an inhabited place of greater size, population, or importance than a town or village

  2. : an incorporated British town usually of major size or importance having the status of an episcopal see

  3. : the financial district of London


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