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big tentA group, philosophy, or social or political movement that encompasses or seeks to attract a broad range of members or constituents.Rate it:

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big tentPertaining to, representing, or advocating such a group, philosophy, or movement.Rate it:

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fold one's tentTo withdraw, especially in a discreet manner; to disengage; to quit.Rate it:

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pitch a tentTo have an erection that shows through the trousers.Rate it:

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were you born in a tentAn admonishment said to someone who has left a door open.Rate it:

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big yearan informal competition among birdwatchers to see who can see or hear the largest number of species of birds within a single calendar year and within a specific geographical area.Rate it:

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little pitchers have big earsSmall children often overhear more of what is said than adults realize or desire.1844, Charlotte M. Yonge, Abbeychurch, ch. 2:Seeing me listening to something she was saying to Mamma, she turned round upon me with that odious proverb, "Little pitchers have long ears."1939, "Bedtime Bedlam," Time, 17 Apr.:A caution to U. S. parents, but a joy to radio merchandising, is the dread truth that little pitchers have big ears.2002, Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, ISBN 9780743455961, p. 185:I suppose he might say pushed or went woowoo, but took a shit is, I fear, very much in the ballpark (little pitchers have big ears, after all).Rate it:

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a big blow hardOne whom exaggerates, over emphasizes personal prowess and accomplishments.Rate it:

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big upTo increase one's muscle mass through exercise.Rate it:

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big as a barnVery big.Rate it:

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big blow-outElaborate celebration, special party, special dinner with lavish, luschious entrees.Rate it:

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big boyA large object or person.Rate it:

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big boysPlural form of big boy.Rate it:

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big boysThe people or bodies with the most influence and/or power.Rate it:

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big breakA breakthrough, especially the first big hit of a previously unknown performer or performers in the entertainment industry.Rate it:

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big bucksLots of money.Rate it:

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big cheeseA very important figure, especially a high-ranking person in an organization.Rate it:

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big daddySomething or someone of importance.Rate it:

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big dealSomething very important, difficult, or of concern.Rate it:

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big dipperroller coasterRate it:

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big enchiladaA very important person, especially the highest-ranking individual in an organization.Rate it:

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big enchiladaSome item of high value, especially a top prize or reward.Rate it:

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big fatComplete, utter, total.Rate it:

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big fish in a small pondOne who has achieved a high rank or is highly esteemed, but only in a small, relatively unimportant, or little known location or organization.Rate it:

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big girl's blouseAn effeminate or weak man, a sissy.Rate it:

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big gunA large-caliber artillery piece.Rate it:

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big gunSomeone who is powerful or influential most often in plural form.Rate it:

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big guyA term of endearment, usually addressed toward an all-around good male person.Rate it:

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big guyUsed other than as an idiom: see big, guy.Rate it:

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big in japana phrase to describe Western celebrities that have been successful in JapanRate it:

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big kahunaA boss, leader, chieftain, or top-ranking person in an organization.Rate it:

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big mouthThe mouth of someone who talks too much, especially by making exaggerated claims or by inappropriately revealing information.Rate it:

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big nameA widely-known reputation, especially one that is favorable.Rate it:

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big nameA prominent individual, especially one who is favorably regarded.Rate it:

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big ol'Alternative spelling of big old.Rate it:

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big oldEmphatically or impressively big; really big.Rate it:

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big oleAlternative spelling of big old.Rate it:

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big pictureThe main film in a double feature.Rate it:

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big pictureThe totality of a situation.Rate it:

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big shotA person with a reputation of importance or power.Rate it:

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big sleepDeath.Rate it:

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big spenderOne who frequently makes large purchases, especially of extravagant goods.Rate it:

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big talkStatements which are boastful or exaggerated.Rate it:

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big talkMajor topic of conversation; current gossip.Rate it:

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big topcircus tentRate it:

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big upTo proclaim or exaggerate the importance of.Rate it:

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big wheelA person with a great deal of power or influence, especially a high-ranking person in an organization.Rate it:

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big wheelFerris wheel.Rate it:

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big yearUsed other than as an idiom: see big, year.Rate it:

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big-bonedUsed other than as an idiom: Having large bones.Rate it:

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