what's the big idea?

what's the big idea?
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  • what's the big idea? — What on earth is going on? • • • Main Entry: ↑big what s the big idea? (slang, usu ironic) What s the intention, purpose? • • • Main Entry: ↑idea * * * what’s the big idea? spoken …   Useful english dictionary

  • what's\ the\ big\ idea — • what s the idea • what s the big idea informal What is the purpose; what do you have in mind; why did you do that; what are you doing; how dare you. Often used to question someone or something that is not welcome. The Smith family painted their …   Словарь американских идиом

  • what's the big idea — what is the purpose, what do you have in mind What s the big idea. Why are you using my bicycle? …   Idioms and examples

  • what's the big idea — or[what s the idea] {informal} What is the purpose; what do you have in mind; why did you do that; what are you doing; how dare you. Often used to question someone or something that is not welcome. * /The Smith family painted their house red,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • what's the big idea — or[what s the idea] {informal} What is the purpose; what do you have in mind; why did you do that; what are you doing; how dare you. Often used to question someone or something that is not welcome. * /The Smith family painted their house red,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • what's the big idea — why are you doing that? who said you could do that?    What s the big idea? Who said you could chop down that tree? …   English idioms

  • What's the big idea? — informal something that you say when you want to know why someone has done something that annoys you. What s the big idea? That s my lunch you re eating …   New idioms dictionary

  • what's the big idea? — what do you mean by that?, what are you trying to do?, what got into your head?; how dare you! (expression used to express disbelief and/or disapproval with someone s actions) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • what's\ the\ idea — • what s the idea • what s the big idea informal What is the purpose; what do you have in mind; why did you do that; what are you doing; how dare you. Often used to question someone or something that is not welcome. The Smith family painted their …   Словарь американских идиом

  • big idea — noun slang : purpose, intent * * * Informal. 1. any plan or proposal that is grandiose, impractical, and usually unsolicited: You re always coming around here with your big ideas. 2. purpose; intention; aim: What s the big idea of shouting at me? …   Useful english dictionary

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