big and bold

Large and striking, as in His ties tended to be big and bold in color and pattern, or This big and bold design for a book jacket is sure to catch the casual browser's eye. This phrase, used mostly to describe things rather than persons, is a kind of visual analog of loud and clear.


Nearby words

  1. bifter,
  2. bifunctional,
  3. bifurcate,
  4. bifurcation,
  5. big,
  6. big apple,
  7. big apple, the,
  8. big as life,
  9. big bad wolf,
  10. big band

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