Definition of Big Three in English:

Big Three


the Big Three
  • The three largest American car manufacturers (Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler)

    ‘back in 1963, Studebaker was struggling to compete with the Big Three’
    • ‘Through April, the domestic Big Three of General Motors, Ford Motor and DaimlerChrysler had slipped from 71.5% of the U.S. market a year ago to 68.7%.’
    • ‘Auto suppliers showed that their fortunes rose and fell based on the corporate performance of the Big Three.’
    • ‘Mattel has produced more cars than Detroit's Big Three combined.’
    • ‘With revenue growth constrained by the new realities of the marketplace, the Big Three have been scanning the horizon for the next big growth opportunity.’
    • ‘Many of his gambles are paying off, emboldening his fellow executives to take other chances in their audacious bid to make Renault one of the industry's Big Three.’
    • ‘The Big Three have been able to capitalize on a shift from cars to trucks in the U.S.’
    • ‘If rock and roll hadn't come along to save them they would probably have ended up as rivetheads on the assembly lines of Detroit's Big Three.’
    • ‘There was a real profit squeeze at the Big Three.’
    • ‘The import manufacturers are not as aggressive as the Big Three with trying to recruit qualified minorities.’
    • ‘He spent the next 15 years trying to persuade the Big Three to make air bags standard equipment.’