big break


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big break

A fortuitous moment, opportunity, or turn of events of great consequence, especially as relates to one's career. He had been writing for years, but his big break came when his third novel became a huge international bestseller. I had a big break when a movie director saw me in an improv group and offered me an audition for his new film.
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Sharp was on the losing side in a 1-0 defeat by Partick in 1979 but it didn't stop him getting his big break the following season.
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