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Slang

break

This page is about the slang term break

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

a. had a fight with her boyfriend

b. got a small part in a Hollywood movie

c. got sick and was off work for a month

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Contributor: Matt Errey