in a big way

in a big way

In a significant way or to a marked extent. Boy, he really messed up this report in a big way—it'll take me all day to fix it.
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in a big way

very much; intensely. I'm really interested in her in a big way. He plays to win—in a big way.
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in a big way

To a great extent, conspicuously. For example, I could go for a hamburger in a big way, or This hotel chain is expanding in a big way. [Slang; late 1800s]
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do something in a big/small ˈway

do something to a great/small extent; do something on a large/small scale: He’s got himself into debt in a big way.She collects antiques in a small way.
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in a big way

mod. very much; urgently. He plays to win—in a big way.
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