Definition of big league in English:

big league

Syllabification: big league

noun

1A group of teams in a professional sport, especially baseball, competing for a championship at the highest level: [as modifier]: big league teams
More example sentences
  • This marks the first time Percival has changed teams in the big leagues.
  • Jack McKeon of the Marlins is another current major league manager who never played in the big leagues.
  • Even when he was in college, Bret thought he was better than second basemen in the big leagues.
1.1 (the big league) informal A very successful or important group: the film brought him into the movie world’s big league
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  • Aspirants to the big league may note that attractive golf gear costs at least Rs 15,000.
  • Two successive hits and they have made it to the big league of scriptwriters in the Malayalam film industry.
  • My chance to really hit the big league and gain mainstream popularity.

Derivatives

big leaguer

noun
More example sentences
  • I thought before that all the big leaguers were here in Washington.
  • Former bush leaguer (when he was with Suicidal Tendencies) Rob Trujilo quits his current gig with big leaguer Ozzy and switches teams when he joins heavy hitters Metallica.
  • ‘I got most of the names of Jewish big leaguers from the American Jewish Historical Society,’ he said.

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