Definition of with a capital — in US English:

with a capital —

phrase

  • Used to give emphasis to the word or concept in question.

    ‘he's trouble with a capital T’
    • ‘Their music is in the realms of punk/emo/rock, and their songs are excellent with a capital E.’
    • ‘It was a debacle with a capital D writ large in ten foot illuminated letters.’
    • ‘Progressive and vaguely left-of-centre, it was never political with a capital P.’
    • ‘Yes that is Fog with a capital F. Really nice thick Fog that made everything look eerie and spooky.’
    • ‘In the US, Ouija Board - owned by a Lord, trained by a toff and ridden by a champion - is popular with a capital P.’
    • ‘Pet Shop Boys - Please: Classic with a capital C, debut album from my other all time favourite band.’
    • ‘Guilty with a capital G. All involved on Alien Nation are sentenced to hard labor on Ceti Alpha 6.’
    • ‘I know a winner when I see one, and baby, you're a winner with a capital W.’