Definition of big picture in English:

big picture

noun

  • 1informal Informal. The main film in a cinema programme, a feature film; (more generally) a major, big-budget film.

  • 2US
    Originally US (usually with the) a broad overview of a situation, issue, or problem; a wide perspective or appraisal, especially regarded as an effective way to identify essential features or evaluate overall aims and strategy.

Origin

Early 20th century. From big + picture.

Pronunciation

big picture

/bɪɡ ˈpɪktʃə/