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A person who is famous in a certain sphere.‘he's a big name in gymnastics’
vip, important person, notable, notability, personage, dignitary, grandeeView synonyms
- ‘He got to know many of the big names involved in the business in those times.’
- ‘It was the music that brought many big names to watch the play, she recollects.’
- ‘He has been to Nashville where he met some of the big names from country music.’
- ‘Most of the big names are absent this week in the build-up to the US Masters.’
- ‘The club has described the concert as a ‘major coup’ as it tries to attract big names to the venue.’
- ‘It isn't primarily about the big names and grand events of history, it is about the substance of ordinary lives.’
- ‘One thing I never tried to be was a celebrity, a big name in this profession.’
- ‘This past year we heard some big names come clean about why they used to drink or abuse drugs.’
- ‘The Kenyan line up has not yet been announced but it is understood that there will be some big names present.’
- ‘Table tennis fans were treated to a spectacular night of top class skills by two of the sport's big names.’
- ‘But how did he manage to get such big names to appear in such a low-budget movie?’
- ‘Along with some of the big names in the music industry, you also get a chance to become a millionaire.’
- ‘Whether those big names come to us or not, we'll still be here doing our thing.’
- ‘At the same time, international tastes are converging on the big names.’
- ‘He brought big names to the theatre from the world of cinema and stage and served for 40 years before retiring.’
- ‘Judging by the numerous posts already up, it is far from the token effort we sometimes see from big names who take to blogging.’
- ‘So far he's been touted as the big name celebrity to enter the house - could the adjournment be anything to do with that?’
- ‘One way to make lots of people see your weird movies is to get big names in your films.’
- ‘The top class field were humbled by the strong design and some big names succumbed to the conditions.’
- ‘The city boasts of at least four big names in the animation training business.’
big name/ˌbɪɡ ˈneɪm/
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