Definition of the big enchilada
- She's won many awards for her writing in the past, but this one is the big enchilada.
: of great strength
: of great force
: large or great in dimensions, bulk, or extent
: in a loud or declamatory manner
: to a large amount or extent
: on a large scale
: an individual or organization of outstanding importance or power
: a big player : a center or forward whose large size and strength are used to control play near the basket
: a usually corn tortilla rolled around a savory mixture, covered with chili sauce, and usually baked
: schmear, ball of wax
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