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big deal

1. Something that is considered important or consequential. Being the first in her family to graduate college was a big deal to Katie. I'm kind of a big deal here, but I'll just be the new kid when I switch schools.
2. Who cares? That's not impressive or important. So you did 20 push-ups. Big deal, I can do 100. A: "Wow, a 1969 Mustang!" B: "Big deal. It's just a car."
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big deal

1. A matter of great interest or importance, as in Performing in Symphony Hall is a big deal for everyone in the chorus. [c. 1940] Also see under make a federal case out of.
2. So what? Who cares? For example, So you got the job after all-well, big deal! This use of the phrase as an ironic interjection dates from approximately the same time.
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a big deal

a thing considered important. informal
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big deal!

used to express contempt for something regarded as impressive or important by another person. informal
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big ˈdeal

(informal, ironic) used for suggesting that something is not as important or impressive as somebody else thinks it is: ‘I’ve got tickets for next Saturday’s football match.’ ‘Big deal! Who’s interested in football anyway?’
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big deal

1. n. something really important. Don’t make such a big deal out of it!
2. exclam. So what!; What does it matter? (Usually Big deal!) So he snores! Big deal! Snore back!
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Anderson says that the budgetary concerns are compounded by the policy constraints arising from the all-or-nothing nature of the Big Deal.
However, this survey's Editor's Choice goes to the reader who noted that "[i]t will be a really big deal for advisers that haven't disclosed fees in the past, and an even bigger deal for those advisers that don't have any services to disclose at the same time.
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A spokesman for ACC Transport's owner, The Co-operative Group, said: "This is significant because it is the first big deal which prepares for the directive.
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The big deal with this system, however, is that there are no buttons on the fascia at all -- users simply prod their pinky at the LCD display to operate the various functions.
My mother was really wise in not making it a big deal because such a big deal had been made of it in her life," she told BIBR.
because she likes men, thinks sex is both fun and a big deal, and really wants to be married before she's a mother.