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2007.06.15(Review of 2002.10.04 edition)

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BIG DEAL   重大事


  • If something is a big deal, it is important.

    To say that something is “not a big deal” or “no big deal” means that it is not important or not a problem.

    You can also use the expression Big deal! ironically to show that you think something is not important or that you are not impressed by it.
  • big deal は、重要なこと、という意味です。

    not a big deal または no big deal と言うと、重要ではない、大した問題ではない、という意味になります。

    何かが重要ではないと思っている、または、感心していない、ということを示すために、皮肉として Big deal!(大したものだ!)という表現を使うこともできます。



  1. Christmas is a big deal for a lot of Americans. So are high school graduations, birthdays, and wedding anniversaries.
  2. (after spilling her drink on someone's suit)
    a: Oh no! I'm terribly sorry!
    b: Please, don't worry about it. It's not a big deal.
  3. a: I can't believe you didn't invite Mary to the party! Imagine how terrible she must feel!
    b: Take it easy. It's no big deal. I'll invite her next time.
  4. (young boys at school)
    a: I can hold my breath for two minutes!
    b: Big deal! I can hold mine for three!
  5. a: I saved $5.00 by buying these jeans at that big outlet store outside of town.
    b: Big deal! You probably spent more than that on the gas you used to drive there and back.

英会話レッスンNow for the weekend. And that is a big deal!