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
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- 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.
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