the big leagues

plural noun

: the two highest U.S. baseball leagues (the American League and the National League)
He always dreamed of playing in the big leagues.
often used figuratively
She's moving up to the big leagues in the television industry.She's in the big leagues now, working for a major law firm in a large city.

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“The big leagues.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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