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90s Slang You Should Know

big picture

a broad, overall view or perspective of an issue or problem. Unabridged
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  • Then he met her in the street, and begged her to come and pose for a head in his big picture, which he had taken up once more.

    Different Girls Various
  • I was painting my big picture—I wish you'd come and see it, by the way.

  • I thought she'd have come in a velvet coat and a big picture hat full of feathers!

  • It is to the big picture what the short story is to the novel.

    Picture and Text Henry James
  • After the big picture with all its wizard scenes had been enjoyed, they started back towards Wildwoods.

Contemporary definitions for big picture

an overall view or perspective of a situation or matter

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