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    great or big beauty

    Hi, How should I say "she is a great beauty" or a "big beauty", with the meaning "she is really beautiful? If both are possible can you tell me the difference in use or meaning?
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    Re: great or big beauty

    Dear Rip,
    i think it will be better to say " a woman of great beauty". or " she is a beauty". Anyway i would not mind she is a great beauty."big is weird.


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    Re: great or big beauty

    She may be a big, great beauty.


    Big is used in relation to size/dimension - not good to use with women

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    Re: great or big beauty

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley
    Hi, How should I say "she is a great beauty" or a "big beauty", with the meaning "she is really beautiful? If both are possible can you tell me the difference in use or meaning?
    Thanks Rip.
    OK., Rip, have you heard of Rita McNeal? She is a Scottish singer (as far as I know) and she is BIG...really big....sizewise. We call her jokingly Rita McMeal. As far as I know she hasn't shed any pounds yet.
    It's not a flattering description but it's one of a woman big in size. A BIG mama.

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