big break


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big break

A fortuitous moment, opportunity, or turn of events of great consequence, especially as relates to one's career. He had been writing for years, but his big break came when his third novel became a huge international bestseller. I had a big break when a movie director saw me in an improv group and offered me an audition for his new film.
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Dixon began his career in 2005 at Dundee when Duffy was manager and it was the current Morton boss who gave the Dundee United full-back his big break.
Council officials revoked the Big Break Snooker Club's licence at an uncontested hearing yesterday morning.
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Brooke Henderson, Canada s top ranked amateur and Jackie Stoelting, Champion, Big Break Florida Season 10 join the field for the 2014 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic at Grey Silo Golf Course, June 4 to 8.
Congratulations to three lucky Mirror readers, who are now each PS1,000 better off after winning our Big Break competition in association with Bacs, the people behind Direct Debit.
Sharp was on the losing side in a 1-0 defeat by Partick in 1979 but it didn't stop him getting his big break the following season.
The singer from Big Pond, Nova Scotia inspired dozens of young songwriters and performers after her big break in the 1980s.
She was nominated by her sister-in-law Jen Walshaw, who said: "There is no one more deserving of a Big Break than Debbie.
London, June 21 (ANI): In an attempt to promote British talent in Hollywood movies, the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge will help creative young boys and girls get their big break in different realms of filmdom.
PERFORMER Aaron Mwale has landed his first big break into professional acting with two parts in London theatre shows.
Now an accomplished golfer on the Duramed Futures Tour, the Middletown native defeated fellow finalist Lili Alvarez over 18 holes one up to win the finale of the Golf Channel's hit reality show called Big Break Sandals Resorts in August this year.
Sandals Resorts International (SRI), a US-based company that owns and operates resorts, has announced that 13th season of Golf Channel's popular series, Big Break, has commenced June 21, 2010 at the 18-hole golf course at Sandals Emerald Bay (the resort), in Great Exuma, Bahamas.
He says it's the big break he's always wanted and he doesn't want to mess up.
AN UNSIGNED Liverpool band are hoping recording a song for a Playstation game will be their big break.
While waiting for his big break, Meloni made ends meet as a builder, barman and personal trainer.