big fish


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big fish

n
1. an important or powerful person
2. a big fish in a small pond the most important or powerful person in a small group
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The idea of finding himself in so lonesome a spot made him so sad that he was about to cry, but just then he saw a big Fish swimming near-by, with his head far out of the water.
The little man had been sitting there fishing, and unluckily the wind had tangled up his beard with the fishing-line; a moment later a big fish made a bite and the feeble creature had not strength to pull it out; the fish kept the upper hand and pulled the dwarf towards him.
I think you are cut into baits by the screw, but you dreeft - dreeft to me, and I make a big fish of you.
Laurence hooked up a big fish with the crooked end of his cane and held it out to her.
When I do I have to throw it back again; especially the big fish.
I told you before I had to throw back the big fish.
For the rest of the day he was dumb, but achieved an ensanguined filthiness through the cleaning of big fish.
One day, while he was watching the horses, he came to the banks of a river, and saw a big fish, which through some mischance had been cast on the land, struggling hard to get back into the water.
We should get the big fish, but the smaller would dart right and left out of the net.
Since launching last year, Big Fish Little Fish (BFLF) has become so successful it has moved to a larger venue and will stage the next instalment of BFLF at The Tramshed in Cardiff on Sunday.
Since launching last year, Big Fish Little Fish has become so successful it has moved to a larger venue and will next week see its biggest event yet held at new Cardiff venue, The Tramshed.
says mum Anna Emery, from Kings Heath, who is running Big Fish Little Fish West Midlands.