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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Something of great importance or consequence: made a big deal out of getting there on time; losing one penny was no big deal.
  • n. An important person: She was a big deal in local politics.
  • interj. Used ironically to indicate that something is unimportant or unimpressive.

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  • n. Something very important, difficult, or of concern.
  • interj. Indicates that something is not important or impressive; so what.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an important influential person
  • n. anything of great importance or consequence

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