the big enchilada

noun phrase

US, informal
: the most important issue, person, etc.
She's won many awards for her writing in the past, but this one is the big enchilada.

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“The big enchilada.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20big%20enchilada. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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