big dance
 n.— «[Jim] Valvano was not totally disappointed. “I feel we deserve a spot in the N.C.A.A. tournament next week,” he said. “I think it would be a shame with 22 victories not to be invited to the big dance.”» —“Virginia Victor—N. Carolina Wins” by Gordon S. White Jr. New York Times Mar. 7, 1982. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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