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  • n. A major player in the field in question: someone who is in the big time


big time +‎ -er (Wiktionary)


  • There's Grover Norquist, a conservative movement big-timer, joining up with GOProud -- the "national organization of gay conservatives" that served as a CPAC sponsor.

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  • The first big-timer to step up was Jermaine Dupri, the multiplatinum producer.


  • Every big-timer who contributed to this film in some significant way needs to drive out to the desert and hide out for a week or two.

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  • Post Orange, and now with the Whitbread Book of the Year award too, she is a big-timer.

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  • Boy, big-timer, you reeled in the big fish this morning, didn't you?

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  • Hideki Matsui is a big-timer in New York, a triumphant Yankee for most of seven seasons who saved his best for last - an MVP award in the 2009 World Series.

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  • "He came through in the kind of manner you would expect a big-timer to come through." stories

  • Even though he is the big blue-chipper at this week's prospect camp, Kadri doesn't intend to play the big-timer.

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  • But virtually any step-up against a big-timer this season ended in defeat.


  • "If I had a lot of playing time, if I was a real big-timer, I probably wouldn't have had a relationship with God as much as I have." Homepage


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