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big fish

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1. an important or powerful person
2. a big fish in a small pond the most important or powerful person in a small group
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Noun1.big fish - an important influential personbig fish - 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 fish

noun powerful person, authority, leader, important person, supreme person, influential person a big fish in the murky pool of high finance
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Kelsey, aged 62, will play travelling salesman and imaginative father Edward Bloom in the stage adaptation of director Tim Burton's 2003 film.
The show revolves around Edward Bloom, an inveterate spinner of unlikely tall tales with an adoring wife, an alienated adult son, and a terminal illness.
Edward Bloom is a close relation to those problematic characters that Butz played so brilliantly in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and "Catch Me if You Can," the kind of morally flawed person who needs beaucoup help from a sympathetic thesp to win over an audience.
Edward Bloom, a man who like many in the movie business has a greater affinity for the power of the story than a strict adherence to the facts.
DVD Extras: Director commentary, Edward Bloom At Large featurette, Amos At The Circus featurette, Fathers And Sons featurette, The Filmmakers' Path featurette, The Fairytale World featurette, Creature Features featurette, The Author's Journey featurette, The Finer Points ( Tim Burton Trivia Quiz.
As the young Edward Bloom Ewan has a charm but the fantastical elements of the film just don't wash.
At the heart of Tim Burton's ``Big Fish'' is the conflict over truth between a father, Edward Bloom (Albert Finney),and his son, Will (Billy Crudup).
Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney play the younger and older Edward Bloom, a charismatic teller of tall tales about his colourful life.
BIG FISH: Ewan McGregor plays a young Edward Bloom in flashback
He plays Edward Bloom, a man dying but determined to be reconciled with his estranged son, William.
Tim Burton, the visionary director who brought us Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow and Planet of the Apes, delivers a fantasy-rich family drama about the life and times of Edward Bloom - teller of extraordinary tales.