under the big top

idiom

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

Examples of under the big top in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every evening, under the big top at the Phare Circus, audiences watch mesmerized as acrobats and artists jump and somersault, dance and paint, execute midair flips and twist into pretzels. Charukesi Ramadurai, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Feb. 2023 DeMille provides the maximum of entertainment in his production, not to speak of glamour, and above all the spirit that forever lurks under the big top. Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2023 The daring circus families who for 146 years performed death-defying acts under the big top tents. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 19 May 2022 The Armstrong Bearcat band performs under the big top tent. Joan Rusek, cleveland, 19 May 2022 Shows take place under the big top tent in the parking lot of Florence Mall. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 15 Sep. 2021 So what other great fiction hides under the big top? Washington Post, 25 May 2021 Telma became a dancer, drawing gasps and laughs on the floor under the big top. Nina Strochlic, National Geographic, 27 July 2020

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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 23 Jun. 2024.

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