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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.
Early 20th century. From big + picture.
big picture/bɪɡ ˈpɪktʃə/
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