big as a noun

  • kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    It's one of those circumstances where, in a casual conversation, you could make a usage like that in very specific circumstances.

    At a fast food restaurant:
    "Can you get me a drink, please."
    "Do you want a small or a large?"

    By the context, the meaning of "a large" is completely obvious.

    Drinks don't come in the size "big", so big wouldn't work there. But it might work with a box of something.
     
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