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    #1

    NO big deal

    Dear all,

    I sometimes hear people say, "It's no big deal" in a context like below.

    A: Congratulations, John! I heard you won a wrestling tournament.
    B: It's no big deal. I was just lucky.

    Is it okay to say, "It's not big deal", or "It's no great deal", instead of saying "no big deal"?

    Thank you!

    OP
    Last edited by optimistic pessimist; 13-Dec-2015 at 15:38.

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    #2

    Re: NO big deal

    You could say "it's not a big deal"

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    #3

    Re: NO big deal

    A great deal; in BrE that means
    1 a large quantity
    2 a bargain.
    It doesn't have the same meaning at all as "Big deal" or "No big deal"

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    #4

    Re: NO big deal

    Note the correct spelling of "tou​rnament".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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