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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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|Noun||1.||big 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
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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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