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I cannot determine the meaning of 'a big' in the following paragraph about pregnancy. Please help me figure out what it means.

But especially now, as a growing belly translates to feeling more tired and achy, sex may become less and less desirable as your pregnancy drags on. But other women report a big "can't-get-enough" surge in their third trimester -- so if you're one of 'em, more power to you!

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    The can't-get-enough sex surge, which some women report experiencing in their third trimester, is big. a big means what a big always means, there is nothing out of the ordinary in the usage. – Spagirl Jan 26 '17 at 14:26
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    Big modifies surge in this example. ... women report a big ... surge ... – Davo Jan 26 '17 at 16:02
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In your example

a big

and

"can't-get-enough"

are adjectives for the type of "surge" that occurs, the first is magnitude/size, the second is type. The same as in

a big, frosty, cold beer

"A big" is the size and "frosty, cold" is the type of beer.

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