the big one


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the big one

n. a serious heart attack, possibly fatal, especially if anticipated or dreaded. He survived the big one but kept on smoking.
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Much like Negreanu, Esfandiari was able to reach the top of The Hendon Mob's All Time Money List - with total earnings at $26,244,377 - after a good showing in the Big One for One Drop in 2012, though he had won the event outright that year for a prize of $18,346,673 - which still stands as the largest first place prize won in tournament poker history.
agreement, and continue to believe that The Big One has the hallmarks of
A MERSEYSIDE soldier who lost both his legs and an arm while on patrol in Afghanistan has abseiled from the Big One rollercoaster.
The Big One is the latest launch from McVitie's and is a Jaffa Cake of epic proportions.
going for him and that's why, at this stage, we have him shorter than other firms for the big one on March 15.
But Steven magee, 29, has just become the only person in six years to demolish every last bean and sausage of The Big one.
For us as a club it was a great honour to be chosen to play in the game that Wigan market as the Big One," he said.
PEOPLE SPORT has teamed up with our friends at Wigan Warriors to offer our readers the chance to win tickets for the Big One 3.
I've been off for a couple of weeks and I am just trying to get back into it, and after this I have the big one next week with the Irish Open.
Actors from Doctors, which is filmed in Birmingham, sold items from the set in aid of Comic Relief's The Big One.
A source close to the Beckhams said: "This is the big one.
According to the new research, however, it's not a matter of "if" the Big One will hit.
But he was heartbroken when Clayton, also known as The Big One, turned up dead in a Birmingham canal last week.
It was only after the Big One that depressions came to be known as recessions.
A World Health Organization official told the San Francisco Chronicle, "If it is Ebola, this is the big one - this is what we're always thinking about when we talk about serious, dangerous disease threats.