big wheel


Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Wikipedia.

big wheel

n. Slang
A very important person.

big wheel

n
1. another name for a Ferris wheel
2. informal an important person

big′ wheel′


n.
Informal.
an influential person.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.big wheel - an important influential personbig wheel - 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 wheel

noun
Slang. An important, influential person:
Translations

big wheel

n (at fair) → ruota (panoramica) (Am) = big noise
References in classic literature ?
They have a dancing bear, like in the old country, and two-three merry-go-around, and people in balloons, and what you call the big wheel, Rudolph?'
The big wheels of hansoms turned slowly along the edge of side-walks; a pale-faced youth strolled, overcome by weariness, by the side of his stick and with the tails of his overcoat flapping gently near his heels; horses stepped gingerly on the greasy pavement, tossing their heads; two young girls passed by, talking vivaciously and with shining eyes; a fine old fellow strutted, red-faced, stroking a white moustache; and a line of yellow boards with blue letters on them approached us slowly, tossing on high behind one another like some queer wreckage adrift upon a river of hats.
The now-larger park features brand new rides such as a Spinning Mouse Coaster, Reverse Bungee, Big Pirate Ship and a new Big Wheel, too.
The now larger park features brand new rides such as a spinning mouse coaster, reverse bungee, big pirate ship and a new big wheel too.
Big Wheel Bike Race: Come on out to watch adults race for glory or just for laughs at the Big Wheel races at Grafelman Park, 112 N.
I was down by the the Ouseburn sluicegate for a walk last Sunday and spotted the planning notices for the projected Newcastle Big Wheel. I also learnt that it's now too late to lodge objections.
I'M afraid I don't read The Chronicle very regularly, so don't know how much coverage you've already given to the projected Newcastle Big Wheel.
Ward got home and scratched the ticket, that showed she had the opportunity to spin the big wheel at the Virginia Lottery headquarters.
Birmingham Ice Rink and Big Wheel November 17 to January 6 BIRMINGHAM'S Christmas Ice Rink and Big Wheel has found a new home for 2018.
Just outside TK Max and Sports Direct there are two rides - a helter skelter and a mini carousel, while further up near Marks & Spencer there is a rather impressive big wheel as well as two side shows with a number of prizes up for grabs.