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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 Permission Tom Sykes December 1, 2014
7 Job Ideas for the Recently Unemployed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Anna Brand June 17, 2013
Obama’s Green Guy Matthew Dakotah April 20, 2010
Donald Sterling and Five Other Members of the Lifetime Ban Club Nina Strochlic April 29, 2014

Historical Examples

The Outdoor Chums in the Big Woods Quincy Allen
Baseball Joe in the Big League Lester Chadwick
Swirling Waters Max Rittenberg
Crooked Trails and Straight William MacLeod Raine
Rocky Mountain Boys St. George Rathborne

large animals that are hunted or fished for sport
(informal) the objective of an important or dangerous undertaking


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