the next big thing


1. a dominant future trend or star






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the next big thing in the industry/company

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If you say that someone or something is 'the next big thing' it means they are expected to be a future success or big trend. Usually, you might use this phrase if there is already evidence of this rather than it just being an opinion.

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  1. The 17-year-old footballer has a huge amount of talent. He's going to be the next big thing, I'm sure of it.
  2. Wearable tech is the next big thing in the fashion industry.

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  1. Many experts believe that cryptocurrencies will be the next big thing in global finance.
  2. Upper management have Alex pegged as the next big thing at the company thanks to his excellent sales record. That's why he got the big promotion.

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