a big deal

Idiom Definition

"a big deal"

something important

Idiom Definition - a big deal - something important


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - a big deal - something important

Two friends are chatting ...

Friend 1:  How have you been?  I haven't seen you in a while.

Friend 2:  Really good, thanks.  I just got a promotion at work.

Friend 1:  Really?

Friend 2:  Yes.  I've been working really hard for a long time and it finally happened.

Friend 1:  Wow!  That's a big deal.  Congratulations!

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - a big deal - something important

Two friends are chatting ...

Friend 1:  I hear you're going to be thirty-five tomorrow.

Friend 2:  Yes.  Another birthday has arrived.

Friend 1:  That's great!  Are you excited?

Friend 2:  Not really.  Birthdays are not a big deal.

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a big deal - Gerund Form:

Making a big deal out of nothing is a good way to cause unnecessary trouble.

a big deal - Examples:

1)  She offered to split the bill but I said it wasn't a big deal.

2)  OK, not a big deal. Exchange information and be on your way.

3)  Anyone else would have made a big deal out of it, but he just brought me into the discussion. 

4)  My only complaint is that its design is cheap but that's not a big deal.

5)  But is it really such a big deal if she wants to scratch a piece of paper?

6)  I don't care how jaded you are this is a big deal. Yes, of course it is about making money.

7)  I didn't make a big deal about it, we ended up ordering dessert anyways.

8)  I can also understand why others might brush it off as not being a big deal or some people could even want that kind of thing.

9)  Maybe I'm wrong but I think this wasn't supposed to be a big deal, just a polite call at everyone's self awareness.

10)  I want to see her tax returns. Since everyone is making such a big deal about this.

11)  She didn't value those musicians enough to pay them until this became a big deal

12)  Throughout the book Bailey makes a big deal of his academic position.

13)  That shouldn't be a big deal, because a brief moment of discomfort isn't a big deal.

14)  It may feel like a big deal at the time, but it probably isn't.

15)  The Republicans did not make a big deal of moral or " cultural " issues during the last election.

16)  This isn't such a big deal. Tickets are reusable as long as they haven't expired.

17)  I'm not sure why this is such a big deal. How much time do people really spend looking at the lock screen?

18)  I'm not really sure why the daylight is such a big deal for me, since I probably only read outside when I'm on vacation.

19)  Oh well. It's not a big deal. Just disappointing.

20)  After all, only a handful of upscale restaurants are choosing to make a big deal about it.