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Synonyms for bigtime

being among the leaders in one's field

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But Ramsden insisted: "James is the total opposite of a Billy big-time.
The issue is fallouts from big-time (college) sports, or for that matter benefits from big-time sports," Waddell said.
One, big-time college athletics has become an integral function of many American universities and, because of its popularity, it holds tremendous commercial potential for advertisers, television networks, and universities," he relates.
Jay Cox, who proved he could wow us big-time with his script for the 2002 Reese Witherspoon hit film Sweet Home Alabama.
Here's a little piece of advice that might pay off big-time one day: Make sure every student on your campus has a memorable college experience, and never neglect your alumni.
Beer and Circus: How Big-Time College Sports Is Crippling Undergraduate Education by Murray Sperber (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2000); 322 pp.
Several have sacrificed big-time college jobs for the chance to coach genuine students who care more about their grades than their pro careers.
His career is stuffed with big-time patrons, big-time commissions, and big-time shows.
But Hunter has the edge in terms of both natural talent and big-time experience and a Dott win would rank as something of an upset given that Hunter looks back to something like best form.
Jennifer Jason Leigh--as Sadie, the talentless sister of a semi-big-time folk-rock singer (the Georgia of the title)--does not play a hooker and does not make it to the Las Vegas big-time of American, and female, degradation.
We all see the unprecedented wealth being created by Hip Hop and how corporate giants like GM, T-Mobile, McDonald's, Nike, and Coke are cashing in big-time on the Hip Hop Boom.
However, the big-time Chinese drug lords are outside of our jurisdiction.
When a manager indulges in it, he must back up his words with bold, big-time actions.
Big-time players make big-time plays in big-time games, and that's the way it is.