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    big league

    Dear all,

    What us the meaning of "big league" in:

    "His opinion means a lot to me. He knows what he's talking about and he's done everything in the big league. So he knows what they want.""

    That was said by a wrestling trainee about his coach.

    All the script is capitalized so I can't know if it's a name of an organization or it has another meaning!

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: big league

    Do you not understand what "the big leagues" are in the context of sports, or are you asking what the pro "wrestling" big league is?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWE

    WWE is the big leagues in pro "wrestling."

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    Re: big league

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Do you not understand what "the big leagues" are in the context of sports, or are you asking what the pro "wrestling" big league is?
    Both!

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    Re: big league

    Professional sports have various levels of competition. Take baseball, for example.

    Numerous "minor" leagues exist that allow players to develop their skills. When a player shows enough talent, he is called up to the "big league," in this case Major League Baseball, where 30 teams compete in two leagues.

    Making it to the big league means you have been recognized as among the top players in your sport.

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    Re: big league

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Professional sports have various levels of competition. Take baseball, for example.

    Numerous "minor" leagues exist that allow players to develop their skills. When a player shows enough talent, he is called up to the "big league," in this case Major League Baseball, where 30 teams compete in two leagues.

    Making it to the big league means you have been recognized as among the top players in your sport.
    I got it but what "they" here refer to?

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    Re: big league

    What does the "they" refer to?

    "So he knows what they want."

    The "they" refers to the people 'in the big leagues." It can be people with the power - owners, managers, the media, or even the staff.

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    Re: big league

    So if we are translating and we can't define exactly who are "they" we can say that "He competes with top players and knows exactly the requirements of the business"?

    I really hope I am right.

    Thanks a lot.

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