big beast

big beast

n
informal an important or powerful person
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You ought to be ashamed of yourself, a big beast like you, to bite a poor little dog!"
Jim was brought with the others, although it took a good many Gargoyles to carry the big beast through the air and land him on the high platform, and the buggy was thrust in after him because it belonged to the party and the wooden folks had no idea what it was used for or whether it was alive or not.
Just short of Teeka's glossy rump the cruel talons raked the air as the rope tightened and Sheeta was brought to a sudden stop--a stop that snapped the big beast over upon his back.
Taug saw him depart, and then, quite casually, the big beast hunted closer and closer to Teeka in his search for food.
'Tis the beast he is, this Wolf Larsen--the great big beast mentioned iv in Revelation; an' no good end will he ever come to.
It was not the roaring and growling of the big beasts that affected me so much as it was the stealthy noises--the ones that you heard suddenly close by and then listened vainly for a repetition of--the unaccountable sounds as of a great body moving almost noiselessly, and the knowledge that you didn't KNOW how close it was, or whether it were creeping closer after you ceased to hear it?
Cabinet big beast and Leave-supporter Michael Gove has been forgiven and put in charge of no-deal planning.
If you choose to head for the city in the big beast from VW, the Amarok, you'd be well advised to plan your journey in advance.
The attack came as another big beast, Tory peer Michael Heseltine, said he would back the Lib Dems in the EU vote.
Redfern was in the middle when the Premier League began its debut season before becoming the big beast it is today and, at 74 is still refereeing (and still dancing).
It is the maddest situation I have ever seen in my entire political career" - Kenneth Clarke, Father of the Commons and Tory "big beast" MP on the current Parliament.
But dressed in famous Sunday red the big beast showed that he is slowly returning to health.