big old

big old

Exceptionally or impressively large, either in physical size or in magnitude, where "old" is an intensifier and not indicative of age. Grab hold of that big old bag of cement and throw it into the back of my truck. Well, that's just a big old lie and you know it!
See also: big, old
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A big old lurcher got up slowly from the door-stone, stretching first one hind leg and then the other, and taking Tom's caresses and the presence of Toby, who kept, however, at a respectful distance, with equal indifference.
The gentleman gave the alarm, miss," said the servant, describing the event, as it had been related to him, "and the man--a huge, big old man--was carried to the inn.
If he were ever a big old man, he has shrunk into a little old man; if he were always a little old man, he has dwindled into a less old man.
That means more months of worry and pain for patients and one big old headache for the Health Secretary.
TOMORROW TOMORROW IN YOUR THE BIG OLD FIRM VERDICTS
There's nothing compares in this big old world Than a father's love for his baby girl From that special moment she is born His life is changed for evermore Holding her tightly in his arms Vowing to protect her from all harm Gazing lovingly into her eyes And singing her sweet lullabies Daddy's heart is taken forever A stronger love you will find never Always be there for his baby girl Walk across hot coals to the ends of the world As she matures the bond does grow Closer than ever and rightly so A girl will always need her dad To laugh with her and comfort when sad Even when she finally leaves To live her life and fulfil her dreams His heart will carry on the wings of a dove For nothing compares to a father's love Tony Stapo, via email A FATHER'S LOVE
It is pretty racy at times but is impressively performed, with big old Depardieu exposing himself in many ways.
It was just like, 'Grrrrr' and you got a big old cuddle and he let you go.
It might be a little bit scary thinking about the 111 points they put on DK last Saturday and we have got a big old job on our hands," Martin surmised.
But we are really hoping she didn't sleep in those big old boots.
I jumped in for the last stint and I heard a big old bang in my left ear," he said.
Lindenmayer says they were first tipped off to the loss of big old trees while examining Swedish forestry records going back to the 1860s.
Even as an adoring child it was difficult to imagine him braving icy waters and cutting winds, or shooting that big old gun.
It is perhaps the ultimate icon of summer: laying around the backyard in a big old hammock under a shady tree sipping a nice cool beverage--nothing to do but just relax.