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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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The structure and culture of the big four banks continues to promote poor customer outcomes and this looks unlikely to change without a Royal Commission exposing the issues.
Tours launch from the Big Four Lawn at Waterfont Park, from which riders weave through the winding pathways of the sprawling 85-acre park, providing an expansive area for gliding.
It's easier for Lidl to manage its supply chain than the big four and to control prices.
This is not the case with partners from the Big Four accountancy firms.
Al's involvement with Big Four tractors was a natural outgrowth of a lifelong hobby.
Connected firms are more likely to appoint a Big Four auditor than their propensity score matched peers, and to engage a Big Four auditor compared to their peer group of non-connected firms.
The October and December rate cuts reduced by $75 the monthly amortisation of a $300,000 home mortgage, but it could have been $94 had the big four fully passed on the rate cut to borrowers.
The Big Four Railroad Barons: and Other Railroad Stories" is a history of four railroad barons who took control of the Southern Pacific Railroad and owned the government with bribes and rampant corruption.
He is the child of a well-pedigreed evangelical Christian family (many family members are Moody Bible Institute graduates) who knows from personal experience the weight placed on adherence to the "right" answers to the Big Four issues.
According to data compiled by the newspaper, used as the source for the article, the big four UK banks cut interbank loan volumes by more than 24% to 10.
Joey was the band's vocalist from '85 to '92, the time period when `The Big Four' started," Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian said, "so we felt he had to be the guy to represent us on these Big Four shows, and he had to be the guy on the new record.
Using a hand-gathered database of Chinese business lending, we find evidence of reduced cronyism at the Big Four Chinese banks during the period after the introduction of a clawback program, marking a shift from earlier studies covering earlier time periods that find evidence of widespread cronyism at the Big Four banks.