Definition of big name in English:

big name

Syllabification: big name

noun

informal
  • A person who is famous in a certain sphere: he’s a big name in gymnastics
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    • It isn't primarily about the big names and grand events of history, it is about the substance of ordinary lives.
    • So far he's been touted as the big name celebrity to enter the house - could the adjournment be anything to do with that?
    • One thing I never tried to be was a celebrity, a big name in this profession.

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