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the big C

Meaning: cancer

For example:

  • Don't say anything, but I heard our boss's got the big C.

  • Many people have recovered from the big C, so don't give up hope.

Quick Quiz:

"The big C" is a euphemism for

a. a capital city

b. a serious illness

c. chairman of the board

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Contributor: Matt Errey