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noun Informal.

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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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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Origin of big idea

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25
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