big\ daddy

noun slang informal
the most important, largest thing, person or animal in a congregation of similar persons, animals, or objects.

The whale is the big daddy of everything that swims in the ocean.

The H-bomb is the big daddy of all modern weapons.

Al Capone was the big daddy of organized crime in Chicago during Prohibition.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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