Definition of a big deal in English:
1 [usually with negative] informal A thing considered important: they don’t make a big deal out of minor irritations
More example sentences
- We purposely didn't make a big deal of the twenty-fifth because we think every year is important.
- Failing to cover such an important community event would not be a big deal if a local radio station was on air.
- As you might imagine, this is quite a big deal for landowners, and is important to keep sites open.
1.2 (big deal) Used to express one’s contempt for something regarded as impressive or important by another person.
- If he yells and waves his arms around too much to make a convincing weather girl, big deal.
- But even if she was looking up something slightly more unsavoury, again, big deal.
- So you might get a black eye - big deal, that's the last resort of a thick bully who has no more words to throw, but you still win.
Definition of a big deal in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan