hit the big time

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hit the big time

To become very famous or successful. Though she'd been acting for years, it was after her role in last summer's blockbuster that she finally hit the big time.
See also: big, hit, time
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A CHAMPIONSHIP footballer has hit the big time after winning a millionaire lottery raffle back home in Ireland.
She was testing acting contracts before she hit the big time and the sacrifice was our relationship - but I understood.
Fallon hit the big time in 1997 when joining the late Sir Henry Cecil as stable jockey.
Zac Efron is a DJ |out to hit the big time We Are Your Friends comes across like a somewhat more dramatic version of Entourage and, while there's never any doubt where it's all heading, it's a fitfully amusing drama.
Steve Strange, right, posing with friends showing off their new punk | in Cardiff, 1976, before he hit the big time
I've often wondered what I might demand in my dressing room if I ever hit the big time.
Egyptian funnyman, Ahmed Helmy, has been making his mark back home for some time but the actor hit the big time when he decided to star in Arab movie, 'Ala Jithiti' (Over My Dead Body) last year.
On the red carpet in London on Monday he donned angel wings and gave advice on how to hit the big time.
Sebastian Bergman BBC Four, tonight, 9pm The Beeb hit the big time when it broadcast the original, Danish version of The Killing.
THE Wanted's Max George could have hit the big time a footballer - and now he's passing on tips to Justin Bieber.
The Coventry-based popsters, who hit the big time with the single Crash in 1988, were reunited at the funeral of Steve Dullaghan, who died on February 4, 2009.
But within hours the message was deleted and his management team declined to comment Pete hit the big time in the mid-1980s with the Dead Or Alive hit You Spin Me Round (Like A Record).
Chichicastenango hit the big time when Vision D'Etat landed the Prix du Jockey-Club and Prix Niel, and the stallion's first three small crops also include Group 3 winners Chinandega and Chichi Creasy.
Guitarist Simon Taylor and singer James Righton both grew up in Stratford before they hit the big time with their debut album.
Since then, he's hit the big time, shifting more than 1.