the big enchilada

Definition of the big enchilada

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.

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

enchilada play
  1. : a usually corn tortilla rolled around a savory mixture, covered with chili sauce, and usually baked

  2. : schmear, ball of wax


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