big year


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big year

1. A particularly fortuitous, beneficial, or productive year. It's been a big year for our company: we've grown from a minor start-up to a real contender in the market.
2. A bird-watching competition informally organized by individuals, local groups, or larger bodies. It centers on identifying as many unique species of birds as possible within a calendar year and is usually contained to a specific geographical area. We might not win any cash or prizes, but the local big year offers a unique chance to improve my birding techniques.
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BBC1, Thursday, Thursday 9pm) IT'S a big year for Who Do You Think You Are?
BBC1, Thursday, 9pm) IT'S a big year for Who Do You Think You Are?
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I love the club and have always enjoyed my time there so I'm just happy I'll be back in 2014 and I'm looking forward to a big year.
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is juggling a Big Year race - to see the most number of bird species in L.
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It's my fourth season with the club so it's going to be a big year, and a big year for everybody, but definitely a huge year for myself to prove to some people what I can do.
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