- used for showing that you do not think that something is very good or impressive
So she got a part in the school play? Big deal!
II UK / US noun [singular] spokensomething that is very importantit's no big deal:
Unemployment is a big deal in the region.it's not that big a deal:
It's no big deal if you can't pay me back right now.make a big deal (out) of something (= behave as if it is very important):
Relax – it's not that big a deal if we're five minutes late.
I know he's done well in his exams, but I don't see why he has to make such a big deal out of it!
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Big Deal — may refer to:* Big Deal (musical), a 1986 Broadway musical * Big Deal (game show), a 1996 series on FOX * Big Deal (TV series), a British comedy drama * , a 1992 book by Anthony Holden * Big Deal (album), a 1988 album by Killer Dwarfs * Big Deal… … Wikipedia
big deal — n [singular] spoken 1.) used to say that you do not think something is as important as someone else thinks it is ▪ It s just a game. If you lose, big deal. ▪ What s the big deal? It s only a birthday, not the end of the world. ▪ It s no big deal … Dictionary of contemporary English
big deal — [n] something or someone important big cheese*, big enchilada*, big fish*, biggie*, big gun*, big shot*, big wheel*, bigwig*, boss, boss man*, head honcho*, hotshot*, important person, top dog*, tycoon, very important person, VIP; concept 347 … New thesaurus
big deal! — ˌbig ˈdeal! idiom (informal, ironic) used to say that you are not impressed by sth • So he earns more than me. Big deal! Main entry: ↑bigidiom … Useful english dictionary
big deal — from mid 19c. in poker or business; as an ironic expression, popular in Amer.Eng. from c.1965, perhaps a translated Yiddishism (Cf. a groyser kunst) … Etymology dictionary
big deal — big′ deal′ n. Informal. cvb sts something or someone important • Etymology: 1945–50 … From formal English to slang
big deal — noun 1. an important influential person he thinks he s a big shot she s a big deal in local politics the Qaeda commander is a very big fish • Syn: ↑big shot, ↑big gun, ↑big wheel, ↑big cheese, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
big deal — 1) N SING If you say that something is a big deal, you mean that it is important or significant in some way. [INFORMAL] I felt the pressure on me, winning was such a big deal for the whole family... It s no big deal. 2) PHRASE: V inflects, PHR… … English dictionary
big deal — 1. n. something really important. □ Don’t make such a big deal out of it! □ This isn’t a big deal as I see it. 2. exclam. So what!; What does it matter? (Usually Big deal!) □ So he snores! Big deal! Snore back! … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
big deal — Slang. 1. an important or impressive person or thing: to make a big deal out of nothing; I hear he s a big deal on Wall Street now. 2. (used ironically as an interjection to indicate that one considers something to be unimportant or unimpressive) … Universalium