big shot


big shot
noun
an important influential person (Freq. 1)
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he thinks he's a big shot

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she's a big deal in local politics

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the Qaeda commander is a very big fish

Syn:
Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism
Hyponyms: ↑knocker, ↑supremo

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noun
: a person of consequence or prominence

a big shot in gambling circles

what's your problem, big shot

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Informal.
an important or influential person.
[1905-10]

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big shot see ↑bigwig below.
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Main Entry:big
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bigˈwig or big shot noun (informal)
A powerful person, a person of some importance
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Main Entry:big
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big shot (informal)
A person of importance
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Main Entry:shot

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big shot UK US noun [countable] [singular big shot plural big shots] informal
an important person in an organization
Thesaurus: important and powerful person or peoplesynonym

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big shot,
Slang. an important person.
big´-shot´, adjective.

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(also big noise) informal an important or influential person

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noun, pl ⋯ shots [count]
informal : a powerful or important person

All the corporate big shots are meeting this afternoon.

a big shot in local politics


Useful english dictionary. 2012.