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Meaning of a big ask in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A BIG ASK

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A BIG ASK

a big ask
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Synonyms and antonyms of a big ask in the English dictionary of synonyms

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WORDS RELATING TO «A BIG ASK»

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Translation of «a big ask» into 20 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A BIG ASK

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The translations of a big ask from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a big ask» in English.
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zh

Translator English - Chinese

一个大问
1,325 millions of speakers
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es

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una gran pregunta
550 millions of speakers
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en

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a big ask
510 millions of speakers
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hi

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एक बड़ा पूछना
380 millions of speakers
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ar

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نسأل كبيرة
280 millions of speakers
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ru

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большой спросить
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pt

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uma grande peça
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fr

Translator English - French

une grande question
220 millions of speakers
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de

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eine große fragen
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ja

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ビッグは尋ねる
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ko

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큰 물어
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vi

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một lớn hỏi
80 millions of speakers
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it

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un grande chiedere
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pl

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duży zapytać
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uk

Translator English - Ukrainian

великий запитати
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ro

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o mare cere
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el

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ένα μεγάλο ρωτήσω
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af

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´n groot vra
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sv

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en stor fråga
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no

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en stor be
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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A BIG ASK»

The term «a big ask» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.754 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a big ask

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A BIG ASK»

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A Big Ask: Interviews with Interviewers
Collection of interviews with over 20 well-known interviewers, including radio and television interviewers, print journalists, a doctor, a researcher, an oral historian, a judge and a mediator.
autorRuth Wilson, 2000
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6 informal If a product oractivity is big, it is extremely popular: Grunge music was very big in the early 1990s. "idioms a big ask something you ask someone to do that will be difficult for them: It's a big ask I know, but we need the project finished  ...
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Kel Richards' Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
When US presidential candidateJohnKerry usedthe expression in a speech ('I'm asking you to trust our nation, ourhistory, the world, your families, inmy hands. I understand that it's a big ask.') he provoked a linguistic furore. American wordies  ...
autorKel Richards, 2013
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Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
... no one's heard of them here. 6 informal If a product or activity is big, it is extremely popular: Grunge music was very big in the early 1990s. ^idioms a big ask something you ask someone to do that will be difficult for them: It's a big ask I know ...
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Go BIG: Lead Your Church to Explosive Growth
So, own up to the fact that you need more courage. Don't delegate raising money to someone else. Others can help, but the lead pastor is the primary fund-raiser. You've got to learn to make a big “ask” of yourself. If you don't learn how to ask, ...
autorWilliam M. Easum, Bil Cornelius, 2010
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Cambridge Business English Dictionary
... 20082009. lbig 'ask noun [S] informal something that you ask someone to do or hope that will happen, but that will be difficult to achieve: If the operations in Japan are successful, then the business should have a future, but it's a big ask.
autorCambridge University Press, 2011
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Oxford Dictionary of English
informal a demand or situation that requires a specified degree of effort or commitment: it is a big ask for him to go and play 90 minutes | it was a tough ask, but they delivered. – phrases be asking for trouble (or it) informal behave in a way that ...
autorAngus Stevenson, 2010
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Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms
1991 Gillian Slovo The Betrayal And so he bided his time, waiting, plotting, planning, looking for the signs that would be good for him. big a big ask: see AsK. big bickies: see BICKY. the big boys: see BOY. Big brother: see BROTHER. the big ...
autorJohn Ayto, 2010
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Big Money, Little Effort: A Winning Strategy for Profitable ...
One-and-a-half times the profit for far less stress, and that's assuming the buy- and-holders would have remained invested throughout the collapse in prices between 2000 and 2003, which is a big ask of anyone. In fact, this example flatters the ...
autorMark Shipman, 2008
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A Theory of General Ethics: Human Relationships, Nature, and ...
... doing so—is a Big Ask. The rest of this book— from chapter 3 on—is then concerned with attempting to satisfy this Big Ask. It develops an approach to General Ethics that I refer to as the theory of responsive cohesion. The Background to ...
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A BIG ASK»

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Birmingham City aiming for promotion is a big ask - but it can be …
“It's a big ask,” said the 47-year-old, a no-nonsense midfield general in his day. “Is it realistic? Yes. “But it's a big ask. Over the course of a season it's tough. «Birmingham Mail, Jun 15»
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Sainsbury's needs to get its brand back
It might be a big ask to see Sainsbury's return to its noughties heydays, when it benefited from both the leadership of Justin King and the publicity of celebrity ... «Management Today, Jun 15»
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Jenson Button & Fernando Alonso aware top 10 a big ask in Canada
Jenson Button concedes McLaren face a "tricky" task to break their Q3 duck at the seventh attempt in 2015 at the Canadian GP, with team-mate Fernando ... «SkySports, Jun 15»
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Axe killer's discharge 'a big ask'
A mentally-ill man was discharged from hospital with "a very flimsy safety net of care" before he went on to kill his mother and sister at the family home in ... «Lancashire Evening Post, May 15»
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Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond has big ask for county budget
Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond has a big ask for the county's 2016 budget, but he says he'll take what he can get. During budget presentations to the ... «Chattanooga Times Free Press, May 15»
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Big ask for Bannister's title tilt
"It's a big ask for us to come out with a national title, however, both of us are going in to win not simply to make up numbers." Bannister made the decision to play ... «Wanganui Chronicle, May 15»
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Pacing global changes a big ask for Fonterra
Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings says the company must step up its velocity. Photo / Dean Purcell. Tim Groser's warning that the dairy sector would effectively have ... «New Zealand Herald, May 15»
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Labour carbon-free energy pledge 'a big ask'
Up to 26GW of extra self-generation would be required, and EvoEnergy's technical manager, Tim Hickman said Labour's commitment is a “big ask” that would ... «Solar Power Portal, Apr 15»
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Nigel Pearson says Leicester's Premier League survival 'still a big ask'
But Pearson was also keen to emphasise that it was still a "big ask" for the club, who have 22 points from 30 games and play at home five more times in their ... «ESPN FC, Apr 15»
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St. John's Sweet 16 blueprint starts with Big East opener
Maybe winning this tournament is a big ask — Villanova likely lurks in the semifinals, after all — but winning a game and impressing the committee? That should ... «New York Post, Mar 15»
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