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major league(s)

An area, echelon, or sphere of great competition, success, power, achievement, etc. Refers to the major leagues of sports teams. I know you're new here, but you need to perform much better if you want to stay in this law firm. You're in the major leagues now. Welcome to the major league of politics, senator.
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major in something

to specialize in a certain subject in college. I majored in history in college. I want to major in math.
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major in

To complete a long-term course of study in some subject that is one's main focus: In high school I was interested in math, but in college I majored in history.
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mod. excellent; serious; severe. (Collegiate.) This rally is, like, major! Nick is a major dweeb.
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That is yours, my brave grenadier," cried the major, offering him a string of diamonds, "if you will follow me and fight like a madman.
One of us," continued the major, "will take care of the sentinel.
cried the major, finding his orderly untouched, and the carriage in its place.
In order to save Major Cavalcanti the trouble of drawing on his banker, I send him a draft for 2,000 francs to defray his travelling expenses, and credit on you for the further sum of 48,000 francs, which you still owe me.
He said `very good,'" muttered the major, "then -- sir" -- replied he.
I must explain to you," said the major, "that, fully confiding in the signature of the Abbe Busoni, I had not provided myself with any other funds; so that if this resource had failed me, I should have found myself very unpleasantly situated in Paris.
Did he--" asked Major Putnam in a lowered voice, "did he fall or cry out, or anything?
Well," ejaculated the staring Major, "I never heard before that a service revolver was a thing to be sneezed at.
Let us go inside," said Major Putnam, rather sharply, and led the way into his house.
Woodville, or with his family, to which Major Fitz-David is not at liberty to allude.
My dear major," replied Barbicane, "before discussing its weight permit me to enumerate some of the marvels which our ancestors have achieved in this respect.
But," interrupted the major, "since the weight of a shot is proportionate to its volume, an iron ball of nine feet in diameter would be of tremendous weight.
But, my dear president," said the major, "is not the cost price of aluminum extremely high?
And Muryan Square, sure enough," the Major whispered.
Twas there ye coorted me, Meejor dear," the lady said; and the Major assented to this as to every other proposition which was made generally in company.