from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Informal Widely recognized or acclaimed; famous: a big-name performer; a big-name college.
- adj. Informal Of or involving one that is widely recognized or acclaimed: big-name politics.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. famous or celebrated
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Increasingly, you see them in banner pop-up ads showing up intermittently on big-name media websites.
With high-profile coaches earning millions of dollars per year, university administrators, alumni and fans should take a pragmatic look at the added value that big-name coaches bring to a program.
We've put together a list of the best ways to catch affordable theater in January, including some big-name performances from Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre Company and Folger Theatre.
If you gave this big-name gunsmith a few of your reloads to test fire, there is no excuse for him to send that rifle out the door without being correct.
Where should a whitetail nut go if the big-name spots are too far from home or too expensive to contemplate?
Winchester and Remington, all the big-name ammo makers are loading green ammunition now, he said.
Tonight Fallon celebrates his one-year anniversary with a few big-name guests.
Without big-name challengers early on, Crist and Rubio won't have to fight their own party early on.
More exciting, surely, to book big-name Glastonbury virgins, whether U2 or Bruce Springsteen or Jay-Z?
I include in this list the big-name cases familiar to Western readers of Anna Politkovskaya, Yury Shchekochikhin, Nataliya Estemirova, and Paul Klebnikov, although in the last case the killer seems more likely to have come from the worlds of business or crime.
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