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big leagues, the

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big leagues, the

noun phrase

  1. In baseball, the major leagues (1890s+)
  2. The higher, more serious and arduous reaches of a profession, business, government, sport, etc; the BIG TIME, hardball (1940s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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