big wheel


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big wheel

n. Slang
A very important person.

big wheel

n
1. another name for a Ferris wheel
2. informal an important person

big′ wheel′


n.
Informal.
an influential person.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.big wheel - an important influential personbig wheel - 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"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
knocker - (Yiddish) a big shot who knows it and acts that way; a boastful immoderate person
supremo - the most important person in an organization

big wheel

noun
Slang. An important, influential person:
Translations

big wheel

n (at fair) → ruota (panoramica) (Am) = big noise
References in classic literature ?
They have a dancing bear, like in the old country, and two-three merry-go-around, and people in balloons, and what you call the big wheel, Rudolph?
The big wheels of hansoms turned slowly along the edge of side-walks; a pale-faced youth strolled, overcome by weariness, by the side of his stick and with the tails of his overcoat flapping gently near his heels; horses stepped gingerly on the greasy pavement, tossing their heads; two young girls passed by, talking vivaciously and with shining eyes; a fine old fellow strutted, red-faced, stroking a white moustache; and a line of yellow boards with blue letters on them approached us slowly, tossing on high behind one another like some queer wreckage adrift upon a river of hats.
A LONE protester stopped the London Eye from turning yesterday - by tying himself to the rim of British Airways' pounds 75million big wheel.
Other attractions include the City of Coventry Corps of Drums, the German Shepherd display team, stilt walking, face painting, a big wheel and more than 60 stalls.
The pair yelled in terror as the safety cage on their Big Wheel ride swung open 110 feet up.
NEWS that the ice rink and big wheel have been cancelled for Christmas by Birmingham City Council has sparked a furious reaction from readers.
LIVERPOOL'S latest big wheel has started to take shape ahead of its opening next weekend.
CONGRATULATIONS to Liverpool for having the imagination to put a 60m big wheel on top of a multi-storey car park.
IT SEEMS the Big Wheel in Middlesbrough's Centre Square has got Teessiders in a real spin.
A MAN who climbed 200ft to the top of Belfast's big wheel was charged last night with disorderly behaviour.
The pounds 4m Cardiff Eye big wheel is being constructed on the lawns outside City Hall as the centrepiece of the Bmibaby-sponsored Winter Wonderland.
IF the Big Wheel has no cost to the people of Birmingham, then let it stay.