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big name

1. A person of great importance, fame, success, or reputation in a particular field or area. I would make sure she knows who you are, she's one of the big names in computer design. After the success of his first novel, he instantly became a big name in literary circles.
2. adjective Of great importance, fame, success, or reputation in a particular field or area. Often hyphenated. We've got a lot of big-name singers who perform at our annual charity event.
See also: big, name

big name

1. n. a famous and important person. Lots of big names were there lending their support to the cause.
2. and big-name mod. famous; important. Some big-name star I’ve never heard of was there pretending to serve dinner.
See also: big, name
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There needs to be action to increase footfall in the town because without that we won't be able to bring any big names in.
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As a result, Takahashi has been able to spend more money on big name DJs, better lighting, promotion, decor and so on.
He said: "Everyone expects big names and a big improvement because of big names.
With all shows like this, producers set their sights high and hope that some of the big names will snap.
The newcomer claims that there are plenty of big names on his side and that he will leave no stone unturned to make his entry into the Capital a huge affair.
We should do it in this order and not the other way around, even though I would agree a big name would help to make the car better, definitely.
Former Davis Cup players Greg Rusedski and Tim Henman have been linked but Draper said: "We don't need a big name, we want somebody who is embedded in British tennis.
The presence of big name retailers reflects the changing tastes of a neighborhood that now boasts roughly 20 million s/f of office space, including an impressive concentration of some of Midtown's newest and most striking glass towers right at the heart of the bowtie.
Asked whether he would handle the pressure among the big names on the leaderboard in Texas, he said: "My name is a big name.
Monty also couldn't understand the other list of big name no-shows at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth this week.
He's a big name, a legend of the sport and a great fighter.
KENNY DALGLISH has been warned that there are big name managers waiting to take his seat in the Anfield dugout.
Dave Jones targets big name star for CityONE name - Nicky Butt from Newcastle - just been released, big name, big player big signing, exactly the type of player we need
The obsession with a big name is purely to please the fans, but not enough fans want to think for the long-ter m.