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    big-time

    As a big-time bargain hunter, I know the value of a dollar. And these days, a good deal is something few of us can afford to pass up.

    What does "big-time" mean? Is it naturally used here?


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    This use of big-time is natural and frequently heard where I live. It could be defined as slang for enthusiastic or keen

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    Re: big-time

    As a big-time bargain hunter, I know the value of a dollar. And these days, a good deal is something few of us can afford to pass up.
    Question: Why shouldn’t "As a big-time bargain hunter, …" be "As a big-time bargain hunters, …," please?


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    Re: big-time

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Question: Why shouldn’t "As a big-time bargain hunter, …" be "As a big-time bargain hunters, …," please?


    Why should it be "hunters"? Would you say, "As a hunters, I know the value of a dollar."?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: big-time

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post

    Why should it be "hunters"? Would you say, "As a hunters, I know the value of a dollar."?
    Thank you, CS. "hunter" here seems as if it were a verb to me. Again, thank you for your excellent clarification.


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    Re: big-time

    Bargain hunter (noun) = someone who hunts for bargains.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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