Friday, January 7, 2011

No big deal

If something is a big deal then it's important... or it may be a big problem. On the other hand, "No big deal" means "It's not a problem, there's an easy solution".

1. - Oh crap, those people took our taxi!
    - No big deal sweetheart, we'll catch the next one.

2. If you forget your password it's not a big deal... you can get most sites to send you an email with a new password.

3. If you're buying an item of clothing as a gift for someone and it's not the right size - don't worry, it's not that big of a deal - they can always exchange it later.

4. - The internet is down!
    - No big deal, you can write your emails offline and send them later.


  1. Why in the 3rd example did you use "big of a deal" instead of "big deal"? Maybe for grammar requirements?

    Thank you so much.

  2. Actually, I'm not sure why... but you can say, "Not that big a deal"... or "Not that big of a deal"... it might have to do with quantifying it with "that"... either way, you should just accept it as the commonly spoken form when including "that". It's more expressive that way.

  3. @Frank

    Thank you so much for the explanation. Amusing blog. Thanks again.