Definition of big day in US English:

big day


  • 1A very important or significant day.

    ‘it was a big day for country music’
    ‘the children enjoyed themselves preparing for their big day’
    • ‘Their earnings are going to be coming on Tuesday, so that'll be a big day for this company.’
    • ‘It's a big day for sport, with the start of the latest England-v-Australia Ashes series plus the opening fixtures in the Women's Euro Championships.’
    • ‘I rarely spend Christmas Day with my brother so we try to have a turkey roast before the big day.’
    • ‘Thursday is the big day for results.’
    • ‘While the politicians are limbering up for the big day, the British electorate is having trouble staying awake.’
    • ‘With just under two weeks to go until the big day, he finds that waiting for Christmas isn't as easy as he expected.’
    • ‘In honor of Steven's big day, we've put together a gallery of some of our favorite films.’
    • ‘Christmas time is upon us once again, with the big day only seven days away.’
    • ‘It will be a big day for the oil company, and for global equity markets.’
    • ‘It has taken us over one month to fully prepare for this concert and we are happy that the big day has finally come.’
    1. 1.1 A person's wedding day.
      ‘wedding shops serve happy couples as they prepare for their big day’
      • ‘Promoting wedding-themed framing products keeps your services on customers' minds as their big day approaches.’
      • ‘The cost of hiring a vintage car or stretch limo for the big day tends to vary from company to company.’
      • ‘His wedding garden has provided many a happy couple with a beautiful backdrop for the big day.’
      • ‘You don't have to be a Hollywood star to build up epic-sized costs for your big day.’
      • ‘Sometimes, brides feel the control of planning their big day will be taken away from them.’
      • ‘These days it seems that many couples still want their family and friends there to witness their big day.’
      • ‘The website can help couples prepare for their big day.’
      • ‘It's fairly alarming to learn that more than a third of the ladies copped to getting some cosmetic tweaking done before their big day.’
      • ‘Nervous brides are advised to force themselves to eat "little bitty things" on their big day lest they get a headache and "fade too quickly".’
      • ‘The couples must contend with all the usual preparation nerves, from meddling mothers-in-law to big day jitters.’
      marriage, marriage ceremony, wedding ceremony, nuptial ceremony, marriage service, wedding service, marriage rites, wedding rites, matrimony, holy matrimony, nuptials, union
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