what's the big idea

Definition of what's the big idea

informal

  1. —used to ask why someone is doing or saying something Hey! What's the big idea!?

Word by Word Definitions

whatplay
  1. : used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of an object or matter

    : often used to ask for repetition of an utterance or part of an utterance not properly heard or understood

    :  who

  1. :  why

    :  in what respect :  how

  1. : used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of a person, object, or matter

    :  whatever

    :  any

  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

ideaplay
  1. :  a transcendent entity that is a real pattern of which existing things are imperfect representations

    :  a standard of perfection :  ideal

    :  a plan for action :  design


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