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 ?
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.
The schedule gets under way with the launch of the Big Wheel and Continental market in Williamson Square, and the launch of a Letters to Santa competition.
Stolen were two Honda all-terrain cycles, a Big Wheel wagon, a generator and other items vital to the band's halftime show.
Young has officiated numerous events throughout California including Big Wheel Races at County Fairs in San Diego, Lancaster, Antioch and Sacramento and was officiating crew chief at The Ladies Rolling Pin Throw World Championships in San Jose in 1994 and 1995; and
THIS picture is of myself and, behind the man's arm, my cousin Denise Hart, nee Griffiths, getting off the big wheel in approximately 1962.
CHILDREN were treated to free rides on the final day of operation for Liverpool's Big Wheel yesterday.
I am sure this new feature, along with the Big Wheel, will be a big draw.
LIVERPOOL'S waterfront may soon be the temporary home for a big wheel.
Steer Grover on his unicycle, shoot the rapids with Ernie in his bathtub, race with Zoe on her Big Wheel, slip and slide with Telly on his snow saucer, go bouncing with Cookie Monster, and guide Elmo through town on his roller blades.
But on Sunday May 7, the Big Wheel, swings and roller coaster will all be for fun, as the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation throws its first annual Pier Party.
Rentals, Kid Biz Balloons, Party World, Antelope Valley Ford, Sky Blue Environmental, Staples, Kinko's, Art Harris, Desert Christian High School, Advantage Home Health Care, Los Angeles County High Desert Hospital, Tarzana Regional Medical Center, Antelope Valley Pregnancy Counseling Center, Visiting Nurses Association, WIC (Palmdale and Lancaster), Project Rachel, Ralphs, Max Foods, Antelope Valley Neuroscience, Big Wheel Donuts, Supercuts, Checker Schuck's Kragen Auto Parts, Rite Aid, Longs Drugs, Chuck's Donuts, Taco Bell, Donut Inn, Donuts Plus, Del Taco, Wienerschnitzel, Andy Gump and, God forbid, any I might have missed.
BIG MOMENT: How Gavin proposed to Laura on the big wheel MR AND MRS: Laura Hughes-Crean and her fiance Gavin Shelton in front of Liverpool's Big Wheel where he proposed Pictures: GARETH JONES/GRJ210110B