hit the big time

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hit the big time

To become very famous or successful. Though she'd been acting for years, it was after her role in last summer's blockbuster that she finally hit the big time.
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A few Albanians have hit the big time in Europe's top leagues.
A CHAMPIONSHIP footballer has hit the big time after winning a millionaire lottery raffle back home in Ireland.
Fallon hit the big time in 1997 when joining the late Sir Henry Cecil as stable jockey.
Zac Efron is a DJ |out to hit the big time We Are Your Friends comes across like a somewhat more dramatic version of Entourage and, while there's never any doubt where it's all heading, it's a fitfully amusing drama.
Steve Strange, right, posing with friends showing off their new punk | in Cardiff, 1976, before he hit the big time
I've often wondered what I might demand in my dressing room if I ever hit the big time. Lorry loads of champagne and the world's best steak and chips spring to mind.
The former world number one said she was encouraged by her early season resurgence and was eyeing a return to the top 10 after struggling to hit the big time since winning the 2008 French Open.
Now he's determined to use tomorrow night's Champions League clash to hit the big time again.
Shy Little Voice is extraordinarily good at impersonating them, but is she ready to hit the big time? AN EVENING OF BURLESQUE Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, 01902 429212, Today.
Egyptian funnyman, Ahmed Helmy, has been making his mark back home for some time but the actor hit the big time when he decided to star in Arab movie, 'Ala Jithiti' (Over My Dead Body) last year.
On the red carpet in London on Monday he donned angel wings and gave advice on how to hit the big time.
Sebastian Bergman BBC Four, tonight, 9pm The Beeb hit the big time when it broadcast the original, Danish version of The Killing.
SAM ALLARDYCE has told troubled starlet Ravel Morrison: "It's up to you whether you hit the big time or not."
Then he hit the big time with TV's Opportunity Knocks.