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big break

n. (context entertainment idiomatic English) A breakthrough, especially the first big hit of a previously unknown performer or performers in the entertainment industry.

Big Break

Big Break is a British game show featuring the game of snooker, mixed with traditional game show elements. It was broadcast on BBC1 between 30 April 1991 and 9 October 2002.

Usage examples of "big break".

What a shame, to have spent years hoping and dreaming for the big break, that shot on prime-time TV& and to miss it due to Thorazine.

This bottomless remark was over the top, and was my first big break.

A real waiter, not a pretty-face biding time till the next big break.

He regarded this as his big break, and crowed vastly to his family in cheerful letters that made fun of the Pope.