big-time  {adj.}
Belonging to the top group; of the leading class; important.
Jean won a talent contest in her home town, and only a year later she began dancing on big-time television.
Bob practices boxing in the gym every day; he wants to become a big time boxer.
- Often used in the phrase "big-time operator".
Just because Bill has a new football uniform he thinks he is a big-time operator.
Compare: SHOW OFF. Contrast: SMALL-TIME.
Categories: TV time {adj.}