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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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ABOUT 6,500 customers a day are deserting the big six energy firms.
I GET that a lot, but EVERY Big Six provider has a cheaper deal than its standard tariff - so, through gritted teeth, let me say, if you won't switch as you're loyal to your existing firm, at least ensure you're on its cheapest tariff.
The Big Six want this replaced with a new formula which rewards clubs according to their individual finishing positions.
The report explained that while Big Six firms tend to offer cheaper fixed tariffs in order to "entice" new customers, those tariffs tend to expire within one to two years.
British Gas became the latest Big Six energy supplier to hike prices at the start of August, when it confirmed that it was ramping up the cost of electricity by 12.5% for 3.1 million customers, despite falling wholesale prices.
First Utility said the overspending was due to more than 85% of energy customers remaining with one of the big six, and 70% of them staying on the most expensive standard variable tariff.
The cut from npower follows similar cuts from rival Big Six providers SSE and E.On last month.
Iran and the Big Six met for one day in December and one day this month and will meet again next month, probably for one day.
In other words, they are now concerned as to whether the big six co-ordinate price increases so that they all implement such increases at the same time.
(http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/526707/20131202/price-fix-pledge-npower-british-gas-centrica.htm) UK Government Pledges to Slash Energy Bills as 'Big Six' Start Fixing or Reducing Prices
As northern champions in the "Big Six" meeting they are in the national finals with the prospect of being crowned champions of the England counties for the third time in four years.
Wales on Sunday can exclusively reveal that the so-called Big Six will unveil a draft of proposals designed to keep professional rugby in Wales afloat.