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come (or go) over big

Definition of come or go over big in English:

informal Have a great effect; be a success: the story went over big with the children
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  • He began by saying he hadn't come to relive the 2000 election - and then spent half his speech doing just that, which of course went over big with the crowd.
  • It went over big with the crowd, and if you voted for the opposition, you probably found it amusing.
  • It is, rather, sentimental, and sentimentality always goes over big in the commercial theater, so long as it's disguised as realism.
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