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big four

A popular term for the main 4 factors to consider when evaluating the psychological aspects of spatial relationships: personal space, territoriality, crowding, privacy.

Big Four

A herpetology (the study of amphibians) term of art for any of the four commonly encountered venomous snakes seen in the Indian subcontinent: the common krait, Indian cobra, Russell's viper and saw-scaled viper (the last being the deadliest, given its aggressive nature and habitat near highly populated areas).
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Out of all the switches, we found the ratio of switches from the Big Four to smaller firms has been increasing.
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Amongst the big four banks, ANZ holds the smallest loan book and previously in the year signaled its plans to pump more capital into the mortgage lending business which is a $1.
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The big four - KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young and PriceWATERHOUSECOOPERs - double-check the accounts of more than 90 cent of the UK's largest firms, raking in PS800million in fees between them.