2. Figurehead of the totalitarian government of the superstate of Oceania in George Orwell's final and most famous novel, 1984. Not an "actual" person in the world of the novel, rather a generic middle-aged male face staring out of countless posters, telescreens and so on. The accompanying legend reminds anyone present, "Big Brother is Watching You." Projects an image of the government as omnipresent, omniscient, and allegedly benign. Shortened to an affectionate "B.B." in the novel in colloquial speech, and in the daily ritual of the Two Minute Hate.
3. Figurative description of intrusive government or bureaucracy.
4. At least one television series of the genre known as "reality TV", in which an assorted group of people are obliged for a time to live together in a house being watched through cameras that broadcast their lives together to the watching public. Such a series is typically held as a competition where the public or a smaller group may vote a member out of the house at regular intervals, with a reasonably large cash prize awaiting the resident who stays longest.
(Final line of novel): He loved Big Brother.
Big Brother is watching us again, so get your tax forms in on time.
I hope that harridan Jemima is voted out of the season of Big Brother as soon as possible.
Big brother is portrayed as a reality tv show when, in reality, it is not. Free food, free drinks (including alcohol), shelter, no need to work, housemates you don't like (but still want to f***) and regular silly tasks 24 hours of the day does not sound like reality, unless of course you are an art student at the University of Birmingham. The only time you really feel you are seeing reality is on eviction night, when the housemate faces their partner and finally remembers "oh shit, i wish i didn't do that" and you get a look from their partner that says "you're in for it. just wait 'til we get home..."
Day 22, 4.05am. Craig sneezes.
Day 22, 4.17am. Anthony coughs.
2. The character in the novel '1984' from which the term is derived
3. Colloquial term for one's older male sibling
4. A shitty TV show
2. Nobody heard what Big Brother
was saying. It was merely a few words of encouragement restoring
conﬁdence by the fact of being spoken.
3. My big brother is here to pick me up. Act natural.
4. I like to watch Big Brother cause they stupid on that show.