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老大lǎo dà
Literally it means the eldest of sisters and brothers./ A metaphor for a head of a gang or a bandit chieftain.
他要见你们老大,有要事相商。
He wants to see your head and has something important to discuss.
It refers to large- and medium-sized enterprises run by the state.
如今老大的日子不好过。最大的问题就是如何解决下岗职工的生活问题和再就业的问题。
Now state-run large-and medium-sized enterprises are having a difficult time. The biggest problem is how to solve the living problems of laid-off employees and find them jobs again.

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