a major (something)

When something is big, important, or difficult, you can describe it as "major". A "major injury" is something like breaking a bone, tearing a tendon, or something else that makes it difficult to move normally.

This shows up in phrases like:

  • a major problem
  • a major issue
  • a major source of (something)
  • have a major impact on (something)
  • a major (movie) star

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