the big (something)

We use “the big (something)” to describe an event that everyone (or at least the speaker) is very excited about, and has been waiting for. Some examples include:

  • the big day
  • the big opening
  • the big game
  • the big show
  • the big surprise
  • the big reveal.  

Here's an example of how to use "the big ___":

Tomorrow’s the big day!

Using the article “the” shows that both the speaker and listener are familiar with the topic. You could also use a possessive pronoun like “your”:

Your big game is tomorrow, isn't it?

This phrase appears in these lessons: