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We say something is 'Bigger than Ben Hur' if it is of epic proportions, extravagant, massive, more than it should be.

The MGM film Ben-Hur was released in 1959 and had a budget of $15 million (a huge budget for the day); a gamble that paid off, when it reaped $90 million worldwide.
by mscaroline May 05, 2011
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