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big time

(slang)
a lot He owes her big time for all the favors she's done for him. I got screwed big time when I signed that agreement.
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big time

  (informal)
very much He really owes her big time for everything she has done for him. The school was into discipline big time.
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big time

1. An enjoyable or exciting time, as in The children came home exhausted but happy; they really had a big time at the circus. [Mid-1800s]
2. The highest or most important level in any enterprise, as in I knew that when I made it through the last audition, I was finally in the big time. [Colloquial; c. 1900] Also see big league.
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big time

1. n. the high level of success. I’ve finally reached the big time!
2. and big-time mod. outstanding; extravagant. This is one of your real big-time stars.
3. and big-time mod. felonious. (Underworld.) Frank is into big-time stuff now.
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But several big-timers flirted, and turned down the opportunity.
None of them were big-timers who thought 'He's a young lad, what's he saying to us?
Sadly for Walsall, that day was not yesterday as Graydon's men, needing victory to dislodge Fulham from pole position, were held to a draw by big-timers Manchester City.
He said: "There are no big-timers in our dressing-room.
They're hall of famers in the world of computers, big-science big-timers that any high-tech company would love to have on its team.
They seemed to get it last year, and we're optimistic they'll continue a we have the potential to make a respectable showing (at the national indoor meet), but the big-timers have to show up and score the points.
Anchored to the bottom after collecting just three points from a possible 30, and embarrassed by Anton Ferdinand's world tour of the Isle of Wight, they would not be in such a mess now if the big-timers had poured such effort into the battle on a more regular basis.
By the time these two NHL big-timers get back on the ice - both are in contract disputes - it could be time for the '98 Winter Olympics.
It will be players at their levels who will keep the faith rather than the so- called big-timers, who take without giving too much in return.
ANY day now tanned big-timers will be back from the beaches to tell us what a tiring soccer season lies ahead.