the big leagues

Definition of the big leagues

US

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  of great strength

    :  of great force

    :  large or great in dimensions, bulk, or extent

  1. :  in a loud or declamatory manner

    :  in a boasting manner

    :  to a large amount or extent

  1. :  an individual or organization of outstanding importance or power

    :  major league

    :  a big player :  a center or forward whose large size and strength are used to control play near the basket

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  1. :  any of various units of distance from about 2.4 to 4.6 statute miles (3.9 to 7.4 kilometers)

    :  a square league

  1. :  an association of nations or other political entities for a common purpose

    :  an association of persons or groups united by common interests or goals

    :  a group of sports teams that regularly play one another

  1. :  to unite in a league

    :  to form a league


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