big fish

big fish
noun
an important influential person
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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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big fish noun
1. A powerful person
2. Such a person in a criminal organization thought worthy of capture
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Main Entry:big
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big fish (slang)
An important or leading person
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Main Entry:fish

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