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?
January 4, 2009 denmania was a widespread aff liction, more contagious than its variant henmania, but this particular dose left all those who smashed him into 7-1 from 16-1 for the Grand National reaching for the painkillers, for as soon as the big beast of a chaser had finished runner-up in the Gold Cup his target at Aintree became the Totesport Bowl.
Brown was a big beast who makes David Cameron and Theresa May look the minnows they are.
But dressed in famous Sunday red the big beast showed that he is slowly returning to health.
1 surround sound and it does sound rather nice blasting out of its single main speaker on the back - of course as always, we're looking to get that big beast set up on the front, where all speakers should be, in the end.
It's going to be a tough one, it's a big beast to take on, I just try to do my best," she added.