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big game

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noun
  1. large wild animals, especially when hunted for sport.
  2. large fish, as tuna and marlin, when sought by deep-sea anglers.
  3. a major objective, especially one that involves risk.
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Origin of big game

First recorded in 1860–65
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big game

noun
  1. large animals that are hunted or fished for sport
  2. informal the objective of an important or dangerous undertaking
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