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big name

1. A person of great importance, fame, success, or reputation in a particular field or area. I would make sure she knows who you are, she's one of the big names in computer design. After the success of his first novel, he instantly became a big name in literary circles.
2. adjective Of great importance, fame, success, or reputation in a particular field or area. Often hyphenated. We've got a lot of big-name singers who perform at our annual charity event.
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big name

1. n. a famous and important person. Lots of big names were there lending their support to the cause.
2. and big-name mod. famous; important. Some big-name star I’ve never heard of was there pretending to serve dinner.
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Meanwhile, the HMV Institute, in Digbeth, has already confirmed big names Chase and Status as well as Radio 1's Annie Mac to ring in the new year.
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With all shows like this, producers set their sights high and hope that some of the big names will snap.
If it's two big names, despite whether they've won or lost, if it's an attractive fight for the public, then they will come out and watch.
We should do it in this order and not the other way around, even though I would agree a big name would help to make the car better, definitely.
bigphil I KNOW they wouldn't be big names but with the Villa links in the past for players, left-back Wilfred Bouma has been released by Villa and would be an excellent addition and how about a loan deal for Curtis Davies - get him back into competitive football?
The Gap, Toys 'R Us, Swatch, and Red Lobster all have made Times Square home to their crown jewel stores and a slew of other big names have plans to enter the neighborhood in similar fashion.
Outsider Allen Gift took his chance in 2002, the year the big names bit the dust early
W H Smith, Ottakar's and Waterstone's have reported good starts with new books from big name authors such as Stephen King and John le Carre helping to boost sales, along with interest in the BBC's The Big Read, which has led to big increases in sales for books such as 'A Catcher in the Rye' and 'Birdsong'.
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KENNY DALGLISH has been warned that there are big name managers waiting to take his seat in the Anfield dugout.
The obsession with a big name is purely to please the fans, but not enough fans want to think for the long-ter m.
But what I would say - and Ricky knows it too - we do need a big name here, but we need somebody, I believe, who will change the mentality of the dressing room.
The Blues manager has warned the striker and his other big name players that they had to be prepared to take the flak if they didn't deliver.
Asked whether he would handle the pressure among the big names on the leaderboard in Texas, he said: "My name is a big name.