under the big top

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: in a circus She dreamed of performing under the big top.

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“Under the big top.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20the%20big%20top. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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