the United States, Great Britain, France, Italy, and Japan during World War I and at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919.
(after World War II) the United States, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, China, and France.
noun the Big Five
the five countries considered to be the major world powers. In the period immediately following World War II, the US, Britain, the Soviet Union, China, and France were regarded as the Big Five
the lion, the elephant, the rhinoceros, the buffalo, and the leopard: considered to be the five principal African wild animals, esp as sought by those on safari
Also Big Four, Big Three. a small powerful group, as of banks, companies, etc
a very large, hairy, humanoid creature reputed to inhabit wilderness areas of the U.S. and Canada, especially the Pacific Northwest. a prominent or influential person, especially a journalist or news analyst. to assert one’s authority or influence (over): lobbyists bigfooting around the Senate; a reporter bigfooted by a senior correspondent. Contemporary Examples Conservatives, Fired Up […]
- Big game
large wild animals, especially when hunted for sport. large fish, as tuna and marlin, when sought by deep-sea anglers. a major objective, especially one that involves risk. Contemporary Examples Super Bowl: The Best That Never Was! Buzz Bissinger February 3, 2011 How A British Aristocrat Used Big Game Hunter’s Sperm To Get Pregnant Without His […]
- Big government
noun (derogatory, mainly US) a form of government characterized by high taxation and public spending and centralization of political power Contemporary Examples The Sprawling, Dimming Age of Obama Lloyd Green June 29, 2013 The Rise of the New New Left Peter Beinart September 11, 2013 How Do You Win the VP Debate? David Frum October […]
- Big h
big h Contemporary Examples Prince Harry Nicknamed ‘Big H’ by Army Comrades Tom Sykes December 30, 2012 Historical Examples A Young Girl’s Diary An Anonymous Young Girl heart attack heroin