1. Prison.

2. With emphasis "big", a higher-security prison than this one.
The big house is where you go if you do time.
by Downstrike November 1, 2004
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a high-security prison. The big house also indicates the home of an Antebellum plantation owner, suggesting that prisons are a form a slavery for many innocent African Americans.
He’s doing time in the big house.
by Peter K. Marx February 10, 2005
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The state or federal slammer, as opposed to the local clink, or minimum-security house.
You run away from in da house, and yo goin to da big house, wen day catches you!
by Fly On The Wall October 23, 2005
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1. Prison
2. The Nickname for Michigan Stadium, where the University of Michigan Wolverines play their home games of NCAA football. Has an "official" (although often exceeded) capacity of 107,501, making it the largest American Football stadium in the world. At the time of this writing, U of M has won 3.5 home games for every home game that they have lost.
1. After being convicted on possession charges, homie got sent to The Big House
2. The Big House goes absolutely nuts during home games versus Ohio State
by Atog August 1, 2005
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A slang term for county jail. The slang is commonly used among country folk residing in small Midwestern villages.
It looks like you've just punched your ticket to the big house!
by GeneTshosik December 3, 2019
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The common nickname of University of Michigan's football stadium. At one point, it was the largest football stadium in the country, however it is now the second largest due to renovations. Now, Penn State's Beaver Stadium is indefinitely the largest football stadium in America.
Fan 1: "Hey, I can't wait for the Michigan game this weekend in Ann Arbor. I love being part of the nation's largest crowd watching a football game in The Big House!"
Fan 2: "Umm, actually we won't be the largest crowd this weekend. Penn State's stadium is bigger than ours now."
by The Juice Box Hero May 18, 2008
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