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Big Brother

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishBig BrotherˌBig ˈBrother1  a character in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. Big Brother is the leader of the state, and although no one has ever met him there are pictures of him everywhere with the message ‘Big Brother is watching you’. People now use the expression ‘Big Brother’ to describe any government or organization that has complete power, allows no freedom, and carefully watches what people are doing Increasingly, the state is taking a big brother role in this area.Big BrotherBig Brother2 trademark  a television programme in the UK, US, and several other countries, in which several people are chosen to live in a house together. Their actions and conversations are then filmed and shown on television. Once a week, the people who watch the programme vote on who they think should leave the house.
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