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

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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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all bark and no biteFull of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious.Rate it:

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all hat and no cattleFull of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious.Rate it:

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barking dogs seldom bitePeople who make big threats never usually carry them out.Rate it:

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BFDbig deal. (initialism for big fucking deal)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 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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big topcircus tentRate it:

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big upTo increase one's muscle mass through exercise.Rate 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 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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big yearUsed other than as an idiom: see big, year.Rate it:

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