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big deal
▪ He is a tremendous big deal now!
▪ I had to adjust to not being the big deal.
▪ If I had twisted my ankle, would people be making such a big deal of it?
▪ That may not seem like a big deal, but for me it was a triumph.
▪ The fact is, it is a big deal.
▪ Those of an unkind disposition might argue that mangling a non-first-class attack is not an especially big deal.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
big deal

from mid-19c. in poker or business; as an ironic expression, popular in American English from c.1965, perhaps a translated Yiddishism (such as a groyser kunst).

big deal

interj. (context idiomatic ironic English) Indicates that something is not important or impressive; so what. n. (context idiomatic English) Something very important, difficult, or of concern.

big deal
  1. n. an important influential person; "he thinks he's a big shot"; "she's a big deal in local politics"; "the Qaeda commander is a very big fish" [syn: big shot, big gun, big wheel, big cheese, big enchilada, big fish, head honcho]

  2. anything of great importance or consequence

Big Deal (game show)

Big Deal is a television game show that aired in the United States for six weeks in 1996 on FOX. It was hosted by Mark DeCarlo and packaged by Stone-Stanley Productions, with swing group Big Bad Voodoo Daddy as the house band.

Due to low ratings, it only lasted six episodes (only three of which were seen in their entirety by East Coast viewers, due to NFL doubleheaders). It was announced in TV Guide that the show would return in 1997 in a half-hour format with Heidi Mark joining DeCarlo as co-host, but it didn't return to the schedule.

Big Deal (TV series)

Big Deal was a British television comedy/drama series produced by the BBC between 1984 and 1986. The series was created and written by Geoff McQueen who created several other major television series including Give Us a Break, Stay Lucky, and The Bill.

Starring Ray Brooks, Sharon Duce and Lisa Geoghan, the series concentrated on the ups and downs of small-time London gambler Robbie Box (played by Brooks) and the effect that his poker addiction has on his long suffering girlfriend Jan Oliver (Duce) and her daughter Debbie (Geoghan).

The theme music was by Bucks Fizz member Bobby G.

Big Deal (series one) was released on DVD on 24 July 2006.

Big Deal (LeAnn Rimes song)

"Big Deal" is a song written by Jeffrey Steele and Al Anderson, and recorded by American country music artist LeAnn Rimes. It was released on September 28, 1999 as the first single from her album LeAnn Rimes. The song charted at number 6 on the US country charts and number 23 on the US Hot 100 chart. The B-side track, "Leaving's Not Leaving," was released on the soundtrack for the film, Anywhere But Here on November 2, 1999.

Big Deal (musical)

Big Deal is a musical with a book by Bob Fosse using songs from various composers such as Ray Henderson, Eubie Blake, and Jerome Kern. It was based on the film "Big Deal on Madonna Street" by Mario Monicelli. The musical received five Tony Award nominations, with Fosse winning for Choreography.

Big Deal

Big Deal or The Big Deal may refer to:

  • Big Deal (musical), a 1986 Broadway musical
  • Big Deal (game show), a 1996 series on FOX
  • Big Deal (TV series), a British comedy drama
  • "The Big Deal" (TV play), a 1954 American TV episode written by Paddy Chayefsky
  • The Big Deal (TV channel), an interactive digital TV channel broadcast in the United Kingdom
  • Big Deal on Madonna Street, a 1958 Italian criminal-comedy film directed by Mario Monicelli
  • Big Deal: A Year as a Professional Poker Player, a 1992 book by Anthony Holden
  • Big Deal (Killer Dwarfs album), a 1988 album by Killer Dwarfs
  • Big Deal (Black Drawing Chalks album), a 2007 album by Brazilian band Black Drawing Chalks
  • "Big Deal" (LeAnn Rimes song), a 1999 song by LeAnn Rimes
  • "Big Deal," a song on the Hoodoo Gurus' 2000 album Ampology
  • "Big Deal", a song by Seaway from Colour Blind
  • Big Deal, member and producer of hip hop group Harlem 6
  • Big Deal (band), a rock pop band
Big Deal (Black Drawing Chalks album)

Big Deal is the debut album by Brazilian rock band Black Drawing Chalks. Released in 2008, the record was produced by Iuri Freiberger, who already produced bands such Walverdes, AMP and Violins.

Big Deal (band)

Big Deal are a rock pop band composed of Kacey Underwood and Alice Costelloe. Underwood was raised near Yucca Valley in California while Costelloe came from an artistic household in London. They rose to prominence following the release of their second album June Gloom which received airplay on BBC 6Music in 2013. Support for the band from grass roots movements and Lauren Laverne of 6Music have seen the band invited to tour Europe with Depeche Mode in 2014.

Usage examples of "big deal".

At night it's easy to tell yourself that it's just another aspect of Seth's autism, really no big deal.