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big deal

This page is about the collocation big deal

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

something that's very important or very special

For example

  • Losing fifty dollars isn't a big deal if you're rich.

  • Meryl said winning an Academy Award is always a big deal, no matter how many you've won before.

Quick Quiz

Which is a really big deal for most teenagers?

a. going on their first date

b. saving money for the future

c. meeting their parents' friends

Contributor: Matt Errey