London smog incident

(redirected from Big Smoke)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

London smog incident

An infamous post-war smog “attack” that resulted in an excess mortality of at least 4,000 deaths.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Dubai: If you thought burgers are plain junk or at best an over-the-counter affair, then Big Smoke Burger at BOXPARK will surely change your idea of a party-in-a-bun.
The Big Smoke was also a finalist for the 2013 National Book
This was one of my favourite snacks in Canada, keeping me warm during the cold winters at university, writes Mai Al Khatib-Camille.Since Canadian Big Smoke Burger recently launched at The Walk in Riffa, my nostalgic craving has been quenched and it's poutine time, all over again.Big Smoke Burger is a 'fast-casual' concept restaurant founded in Toronto in 2007 by Mustafa Yusuf.
After her father strikes it rich and they head off to the big smoke the stage coach is held up by bushrangers who steal the gold and kidnap dad.
Frank Bidart, a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2009 and a three-time nominee for the National Book Award, was a poetry finalist for ''Metaphysical Dog: Poems.'' Others announced Tuesday included Roger Bonair-Agard's ''Bury My Clothes,'' Lucie Brock-Broido's ''Stay, Illusion,'' Brenda Hillman's ''Seasonal Works With Letters on Fire'' and Adrian Matejka's ''The Big Smoke.''
THE SECRET HISTORY OF OUR STREETS BBC2, 9pm The drama opens in London, 1886: one of the most exciting times in the Big Smoke's history - it was the largest city in human history.
That said, anyone au fait with the Big Smoke will tell you how easy it is to develop a kind of love/hate relationship with the city.
TOPSHOP NAILS IN BIG SMOKE (8ml, pounds 5) A BEIGE grey colour in funky packaging for a low price point, quite thick to apply but once on lasts well.
I worked with him in the tailoring dept of the Co-op till the big smoke called him.
That is the view of Coral, who are happy to lay Spurs at a standout quote of 23-10 as the champions come to the big smoke.
In his first week in city, he fooled around with Cameron Diaz in the Big Smoke.
Severed the ties familial and financial that bound us to the Big Smoke. Abandoned Livingstone and London for Crookham and Jock the Cock.