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His first big break in journalism came when he was promoted to writing obituaries for the local newspaper.

What does the above sentence mean? " first big break in journalism came...."?? Don't quit get it.
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Aw, common, gimme a break!

Boy, what a lucky break. I just won the Lotto!

Geez, it's about time I got a break! (not a work break, as in "take a break!")

A big break is a great opportunity which comes your way, or falls in your lap.

(Don't quit quite get it.)
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It has nothing to do with sex.
It just means that you didn't do any hard work or effort to get the job.
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falls in your lap??

Do you mean like " to get lucky? or to get laid ? To have sex with someone else?

Are you saying " a big break " = " a great oppurtunity" = " get lucky" = " get laid"??
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