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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.
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Familiarity with and appreciation for Nelson's music is a prerequisite to fully appreciating this account of how he moved between Texas to the Pacific Northwest and around the country as he honed his music and moved from selling vacuum cleaners and encyclopedias to writing song after song in hopes of hitting the big time.
A man of fine talent though he was, it looked as if he may have been fated to tread this familiar path without ever hitting the big time.
The 23-year-old has had some well-documented wild nights out since hitting the big time - but this was her first wildlife night out.
THEY say that "blood is thicker than water", but try telling that to Rhys as he struggles to forgive Josh for ruining their chances of hitting the big time with the Somethings.
Just before hitting the big time with the first Die Hard, he made this enjoyable thriller which took the Alien formula and relocated it to the jungle.
A music production firm in Newcastle is hitting the big time after its work was snapped up by hit TV show, Crime Scene Investigation (CSI).
The plot, written by Woolton-born Mike Jefferies and Adrian Butchart, revolves around a young boy from Los Angeles called Santiago, played by Diego Luna, who dreams of hitting the big time as a professional footballer.
Despite hitting the big time his dangerous feud with fellow rappers rages on.
Ange Gabriel has turned in some excellent performances over the past 15 months since first hitting the big time when taking the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.
RISING stars Dragonheart are really hitting the big time.
Grimethorpe Colliery Band was formed during World War One and enjoyed considerable success before really hitting the big time when they were chosen to play a fictional band in Brassed Off, starring Pete Postlethwaite.
Also just hitting the big time is Hoobastank, whose eclectic self-titled major label debut is out now from Island.
Super slimmers at Birmingham's men-only weight loss club are hitting the big time - by expanding to include a special twin programme for heavyweight dads and their sons.
After hitting the big time with singles like Linger and Zombie in the early 90s, she retreated from the spotlight.
We expect to see luggable media solutions being tested this year and next, and then hitting the big time during 2008.