a big deal


a big deal
a big deal informal 1) an important thing. 2) (big deal) used ironically to express contempt for something regarded as unimpressive.
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  • Big Deal — may refer to:* Big Deal (musical), a 1986 Broadway musical * Big Deal (game show), a 1996 series on FOX * Big Deal (TV series), a British comedy drama * , a 1992 book by Anthony Holden * Big Deal (album), a 1988 album by Killer Dwarfs * Big Deal… …   Wikipedia

  • big deal — n [singular] spoken 1.) used to say that you do not think something is as important as someone else thinks it is ▪ It s just a game. If you lose, big deal. ▪ What s the big deal? It s only a birthday, not the end of the world. ▪ It s no big deal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Big Deal (game show) — Big Deal is a television game show that aired in the United States in the fall of 1996 on FOX. It was hosted by Mark DeCarlo and packaged by Stone Stanley Productions, with swing group Big Bad Voodoo Daddy as the house band. Due to low ratings,… …   Wikipedia

  • Big Deal (TV series) — Big Deal , was a television comedy/drama series produced by the BBC between 1984 and 1986. The series was created and written by Geoff McQueen who created several other major television series including Give Us a Break, Stay Lucky, and The… …   Wikipedia

  • big deal — [n] something or someone important big cheese*, big enchilada*, big fish*, biggie*, big gun*, big shot*, big wheel*, bigwig*, boss, boss man*, head honcho*, hotshot*, important person, top dog*, tycoon, very important person, VIP; concept 347 …   New thesaurus

  • big deal! — ˌbig ˈdeal! idiom (informal, ironic) used to say that you are not impressed by sth • So he earns more than me. Big deal! Main entry: ↑bigidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • big deal — from mid 19c. in poker or business; as an ironic expression, popular in Amer.Eng. from c.1965, perhaps a translated Yiddishism (Cf. a groyser kunst) …   Etymology dictionary

  • big deal — big′ deal′ n. Informal. cvb sts something or someone important • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • big-deal — See big deal. * * * …   Universalium

  • big deal — noun 1. an important influential person he thinks he s a big shot she s a big deal in local politics the Qaeda commander is a very big fish • Syn: ↑big shot, ↑big gun, ↑big wheel, ↑big cheese, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • big deal — I UK / US interjection spoken used for showing that you do not think that something is very good or impressive So she got a part in the school play? Big deal! II UK / US noun [singular] spoken something that is very important Unemployment is a… …   English dictionary