- • big cheese• big gun• big shot• big wheel• big wignoun slangAn important person; a leader; a high official; a person of high rank.
Bill had been a big shot in high school.
John wanted to be the big cheese in his club.Compare: whole cheeseSee: big wheel
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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big gun — big′ gun′ n. Slang. sts a powerful person or thing • Etymology: 1830–1835 … From formal English to slang
big gun — noun an important influential person he thinks he s a big shot she s a big deal in local politics the Qaeda commander is a very big fish • Syn: ↑big shot, ↑big wheel, ↑big cheese, ↑big deal, ↑ … Useful english dictionary