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Difference between Big game and Large game

big game

1. the larger animals, such as lions, etc.:

  • For big game, Bushveld is that part of the Transvaal which the hunter must seek.

2. an important sport event:

  • Believe it or not, the best players on your team get nervous before a big game.

3. an adventurous undertaking involving great risk and gain:

  • Just look at my life, Luke. It’s all one big long game.

Note: The expression does not fully correlate in meaning with the phrase great game

1. excellent performance in a sports event:

  • It was a great game that was tightly contested throughout.

2. = big game 3:

  • Disraeli was an adventurer who played the great game va banque with a courage and effrontery…

large game — = big game 1:

  • The country round is full of large game, especially elephants, giraffe, and zebras.

See also: little game / small game.