big deal

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big deal (plural big deals)

  1. (idiomatic, informal) Something very important or difficult, or of great concern.
    It's a big deal to him to get this promotion.
    It's no big deal if you don't finish.
  2. (in expressions such as 'make a big deal of' and similar) Something made into a supposedly big or important matter, despite actually being quite minor.
    Why do you always have to make such a big deal of tiny punctuation errors?

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big deal

  1. (idiomatic, informal, ironic) Indicates that something is not important or impressive; so what.
    He can run a mile in six minutes? Big deal! Some people can do it in four.

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