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big dance  n.— «As Geraldine Stutz, the president of Henri Bendel, said, “For us, July has been okay, not spectacular. Let’s just say it’s the last beat before the big dance begins in the fall.”» —“Lookalikes...

big dance

big dance n. an important event, esp. when the culmination of long preparation or a series of smaller events; (hence) in sports, a tournament or championship game. Editorial Note: Usually constructed with the definite article: the big dance...

big dance

big dance  n.— «In his opinion what may be termed the great allied offensive, or, as he put it, “the big dance,” will begin next Spring.» —“Big Offensive Next Spring” New York Times May 12, 1917. (source:...

big dance

big dance  n.— «He has written a forthcoming book entitled “The Big Dance,” the gang’s code name for the robbery.» —“Key Brink’s Suspect ‘Intelligent’ Radical” Newsday (New York City) Feb. 14, 1986...

big dance

big dance  n.— «Parkman says he is ready “to go the big dance in January,” referring to Scrushy’s federal trial that begins Jan. 5.» —“Scrushy’s 85-count indictment reduced” by Steven Mackay Birmingham...

stagette

stagette  n.— «Following an informal “stagette” dance a midnight feast of ices and cakes was served.» —“Social and Personal” Fayetteville Democrat (Ark.) July 14, 1920. (source: Double-Tongued...