a. 形容词 comparative -比较级 bigger, superlative -最高级 biggest
►SIZE 尺寸◄ of more than average size, amount, weight etc 大的; 重的
a big house 大房子
Your baby ' s getting big ! 你的宝宝长大了!
a big increase in prices 价格的大幅度上涨
the biggest hotel in New York 纽约最大的酒店
She had a big grin on her face . 她咧嘴大笑。
►IMPORTANT 重要的◄ important and serious 重大的﹐重要的; 需认真对待的
a big decision 重大的决定
Buying your own house is a big commitment . 给自己买房子可是件大事。
►SUCCESSFUL/POWERFUL 成功的/强大的◄ informal -successful or popular especially in business or entertainment 【非正式】〔尤指在商业和娱乐业中〕极受欢迎的; 极成功的
Rap music was really big in the 1980s . 说唱音乐在20世纪80年代广受欢迎。
It ' s becoming quite a big area for tourism . 这地方逐渐成为旅游胜地。
She ' s very big in the music business . 她在音乐界很成功。
►OLDER 年长一些的◄ spoken -【口】 big sister/brother your older sister or brother 姐姐/哥哥
used especially when speaking to children to mean older or more grown-up 年纪大一些的; 长大了的
Come on , don ' t cry . You ' re a big girl now . 好了﹐别哭。你现在是个大女孩了。
►BAD 坏的◄ [only before noun 仅用于名词前] spoken -used to emphasize how bad something is 【口】糟的〔表示强调〕
It ' s always such a big hassle finding some place to park . 找个地方停车总是件很麻烦的事。
I never said that , you big liar ! 我从未说过那样的话﹐你这个大骗子!
►A LOT 许多◄ [only before noun 仅用于名词前] informal -doing something to a very large degree 【非正式】大量的
►BIG DEAL 要事◄ spoken -【口】 big deal! used to say that you do not think something is as important or impressive as someone else thinks it is 有甚么了不起!
So what if he is upset about it ? Big deal ! 他对此事不高兴又怎样?他有甚么了不起!
it's no big deal -used to say that something is not really important or not a big problem 没甚么问题
It ' s no big deal if you can ' t come - just let us know in time . 你不能来也没问题﹐只要及时告诉我们就行了。
make a big deal (out) of -to treat something as if it is more important than it really is 把…看得过于重要
Why do you have to make such a big deal out of it ? 你为甚么把这件事看得过于重要呢?
have big ideas/plans -to have impressive plans for the future 有雄心大志
I ' ve got big plans for this place . 我对这个地方已经有了大的计划。
what's the big idea? -spoken -used when someone has done something annoying, especially when you want them to explain why they did it 【口】你这是甚么意思?
Hey , what ' s the big idea ? Who said you could use mycomputer ? 嘿!你这是甚么意思?谁告诉你可以用我的电脑?
it is big of sb to do sth -spoken -【口】 used to say that someone was very kind or generous to do something 某人做事很大度[慷慨]
used when you really think that someone was not kind or helpful at all …真够大方的〔说反话〕
A whole £ 5 ! That was very big of her , I must say ! 总共五英镑!我说她也真够大方的!
big money -also 又作 big bucks AmE informal -a lot of money, or the chance to earn a lot of money 【美﹐非正式】大笔的钱; 发财; 发财的机会
You should go into merchant banking . That ' s where the bigmoney is . 你应该到商业银行界去工作﹐那裡才是挣大钱的地方。
big mouth -spoken -someone who has a big mouth cannot be trusted to keep things secret 【口】多嘴多舌; 嘴巴不严
Oh God , me and my big mouth ! 噢﹐天哪﹐我真是多嘴多舌!
be/get too big for your boots -informal -to be too proud of yourself 【非正式】自以为了不起﹐自高自大; 摆架子
use/ward/wield the big stick -informal -to threaten to use your power to get what you want 【非正式】挥舞大棒﹐执行大棒政策〔用权力相威胁以达到自己的目的〕
big with child -old use -soon going to have a baby; PREGNANT 【旧】快生孩子的; 有身孕的
big enchilada -humorous AmE -the most important person; the BOSS 【幽默﹐美】要人; 大亨; 老闆
great big spoken -(=extremely big) 【口】特大的
There was this great big spider in the sink . 洗涤槽裡有隻特大的蜘蛛。
make it big (=become very successful) 取得成功
After years as a small - time actor , he suddenly made it big inHollywood . 他做了多年的配角后﹐在荷里活一举成名。
the big boys (=the most powerful and influential people or companies) 极有影响力的人物[公司]
Small firms like ours can ' t really compete with the big boys . 像我们这样的小公司真的无法和大公司竞争。
a big eater/drinker/spender etc
Des is a big gambler you know . 你知道﹐德斯是个大赌徒。
be a big fan/admirer of (=admire someone very much) 是〔某人〕的极度崇拜者
I ' ve never been a big fan of REM . 我从来不是 REM 乐队的崇拜者。