the big house

noun

Definition of the big house

US slang
: a building where people are kept as punishment for a crime : prison He spent four years in the big house.

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“The big house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20big%20house. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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