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Meaning of big league

big' league'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. See
  2. Often,the area of greatest competition, highest achievement or rewards, etc.: He's a local politician who isn't ready for the big league.

big-league

Pronunciation: (big'lēg'), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or belonging to a major league: a big-league pitcher.
  2. among the largest, foremost, etc., of its kind: the big-league steel companies.
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