any plan or proposal that is grandiose, impractical, and usually unsolicited: You're always coming around here with your big ideas.
purpose; intention; aim: What's the big idea of shouting at me?
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viewpoint, impression, concept, knowledge, consciousness, taste, approach, image, attention, thought, attitude, recognition, sense, opinion, feeling, judgment, notion, awareness, proposition, motion
- big hair,
- big head, have a,
- big hitter,
- big hook,
- big house,
- big ike,
- big kahuna,
- big labor,
- big laurel,
- big league
Origin of big idea
An Americanism dating back to 1920–25
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019