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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So McGahee became a backup at both running back spots, and got his big break when Davenport broke a bone in his left foot in the Hurricanes' second-to-last practice in Florida.
My first big break was being named 'National Rising Star Chef' in 1991, which gave me the confidence to pursue my career ambitions.
The prize is part of the Mirrorbacked Big Break campaign, where bill payers are encouraged to save time and money - and raise funds for charity.
With 50 points awarded for the highest break in the best-of-19-frames match, 25 for the second highest and ten for the third highest, Sporting Index quote Ebdon's big break supremacy at 14-19.
192's Big Break acoustic sessions are continuing to uncover some of Scotland's best new talent.
Actually, it gives us a big break,'' said Herta, who will be driving a Ford-powered Reynard.
As host of Big Break for most of the 90s and then the Generation Game he was one of TV's biggest stars.
Sporting quote Selby's Volcano, their name for the total points supremacy market, over his World Championship first-round opponent Ken Doherty at 225-275, while his big break supremacy is quoted at 33-38 and both could be worth selling.
SCOTLAND'S latest singing sensation David Sneddon will headline our Big Break Pop Act final - on the day he'll find out if he has topped the charts.
The ex-UCLA manager considers the CSUN sportscasting job his big break.
Caligari, award-winning producer of 3D modeling and animation software, today released the winners of its Big Break 2003 animation contest.
Her efforts have seen her named as our final PS1,000 Big Break award winner, a scheme which rewards worthy causes in conjunction with Bacs, the firm behind Direct Debit.
TALENTED singer/songwriters came from all over the country to the first of six Big Break acoustic sessions on Sunday.
Sixty kids have gone through the program, with a solid core of about 15 sticking it out, relishing the experience and hoping for that big break.
These animations, as well as the animations produced by the runners-up and honorable mention winners in the Big Break contest can be viewed at http://www.