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Meaning: an opportunity for advancement in one's career, a lucky turn of events

For example:

  • While singing in a club, Tracey was seen by a major music producer and offered the chance to record. It was the break she'd been dreaming of for years.

  • Bobby's big break came when a talent scout for one of the top teams in Europe saw him playing for his high school soccer team.

Quick Quiz:

Kelly's big break came when she
  1. had a fight with her boyfriend
  2. got a small part in a Hollywood movie
  3. got sick and was off work for a month

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