Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

hit the big time

hit the big time
1) become famous or successful in a particular field
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    • attempt to hit the big time
  • Analysis
    To 'hit the big time' is to become successful, well known, rich or famous. This idiom can be used to talk about success in any field. "As a band they never made it, but Steve hit the big time with a solo career." "If we keep putting out high-quality goods, we are sure to hit the big time." Similar in meaning to: making it, hit the jackpot, strike it rich.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Sarah moved to Hollywood and began lining up movie auditions in an attempt to hit the big time.
    2. He used to have dreams of hitting the big time, but an injury ended his hopes of becoming a professional footballer. 
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I like to follow people on social media who hit the big time they often share how they managed to climb o the top in their careers.
    2. The first thing I will do if I hit the big time is to hire an assistant.
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