the big (number)-o

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the big (number)-o

An age ending in zero, used especially when one turns that age on one's birthday. So, you're turning the big three-o tomorrow! How are you feeling about it? My mom's going to be the big six-o this summer, so we're planning a big family vacation to mark the occasion.
See also: big

the big — -o

used to denote an age ending in a zero, especially as marked by a landmark birthday. informal
See also: big
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It comes after she confessed she's worried about running out of time to have kids as she nears the big 4-0 this November.
In preparation for my late ascent into adulthood, I've stopped watching Love Island and I'm trying to keep emojis to a minimum (difficult when they keep adding such cute ones, have you seen the picnic basket?) But are there physical changes I need to make as I hurtle towards the big 4-0? I've never been one for wearing anything cute, kitten related or otherwise, and I haven't been able to wear a braid since school, but at what point do I need to reassess the rest of my look?
The country's largest outdoor waterpark turns the big 4-0 this summer, with an anniversary party planned for Memorial Day weekend.
The ageless Agoncillo hit the big 4-0 on Wednesday, April 10.
The big 4-0 DUDLEY Zoo's longest serving employee Andy Palmer has just notched up a tree-mendous 40 years as one of our gardeners.
Having not flown economy to America since 1997, aged 17, I wasn't sure it could be done in comfort today (the big 4-0 looms).
Staring the big 4-0 in the face, there's also a diversion into age and weight issues (looking in the mirror, he apologises to his wife for the "chocolate blancmange abomination" of his torso), and a selfdeprecating riff on his features.
But they are the Big Four, not the Big 4-0. A nd Andy Murray, at 29, reckons the quartet of tennis superstars who have dominated the sport have a few years at the top left in them yet.
If so, it might be time for a wardrobe rethink as, according to a new survey, these are the biggest fashion crimes for chaps who have the big 4-0 in the rear view mirror of their Ford Capri.
Certainly Hector isn't pleased to be hitting the big 4-0; like Brooklyn novelist Noah, his premium-cable counterpart, a bit of middle-age crazy is knocking at Hector's door.
If past birthdays are anything to go by, we reckon Mr DiCaprio will be celebrating the big 4-0 in style.
Jumping into DreamWorks Animation to assemble a team in a new division is quite a leap for a non-entertainment industry pro to make as he hits the big 4-0, but Robinson doesn't shy away from gambles.
"Now that DiCaprio is on the brink of the big 4-0, it's time to do the right thing and honor one of the finest actors of our generation with an Oscar while he's still in his prime instead of some paunchy supporting role a decade later," said Marlow Stern of The Daily Beast.
Then, next Thursday, Kate Moss hits the big 4-0, cue a plethora of newspaper and magazine articles celebrating the highs (no pun intended) and lows of the Croydon clotheshorse's career.
Most 40-somethings see the big 4-0 as a milestone that causes them to assess where they are, where they've been, and where they're going.