the big question

noun

: the thing everyone would like to know
The big question is, will he be number one in the football draft?

Examples of the big question in a Sentence

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“The big question.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20big%20question. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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