I. verb

1. [no obj.]
(Austral./NZ) display one’s wealth ostentatiously

I don’t want them to think I’m big-noting.
2. [with obj.] ( big-note oneself)
(Austral./NZ) exaggerate one’s importance or achievements

it was an attempt by a local businessman to big-note himself with the local MP.
– origin 1940s: a reference to large-denomination banknotes which, in pre-decimal currency, were also larger in size than the smaller denominations.

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