What's the big idea?

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What's the big idea?

A question that expresses frustration or annoyance about what is happening and asks (at least rhetorically) for the reason or motivation behind it. Are you dancing with my girl? What's the big idea? Hey, what's the big idea? Why are you wearing my clothes?
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So what's the big idea that will newly capture the imagination and swing our politics in a new direction?
All five Scots inventions were chosen by the Discovery Channel's What's the Big Idea programme at their Glasgow roadshow.
So, what's the big idea of you just pickin' me up and writin'?
What's the Big Idea, will be shown on the Discovery Channel tonight night at 8.
The event, which is open to the public, will be screened on the Discovery Channel's What's the Big Idea in the autumn.
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