big cheese

noun
an important influential person
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he thinks he's a big shot

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she's a big deal in local politics

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the Qaeda commander is a very big fish

Syn:
Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism
Hyponyms: ↑knocker, ↑supremo

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noun
slang : a person of consequence : bigwig

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Older Slang.
an influential or important person: Who's the big cheese around here?
[1885-90; see CHEESE3]

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big cheese noun (old sl)
An important person
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Main Entry:big
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big cheese (informal)
A person of importance, a boss
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Main Entry:cheese

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big cheese UK US noun [countable] [singular big cheese plural big cheeses] informal
an important or powerful person
Thesaurus: important and powerful person or peoplesynonym

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big cheese,
Slang. an important or high-ranking person: »

The dame that's the big cheese at Intourist tried to give me a hard time (New Yorker).

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noun
the big cheese
informal : the most powerful or important person

You'll have to ask the big cheese. [=the boss]

Who's the big cheese around here?


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • big cheese — n informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: cheese probably from Urdu chiz thing , from Persian] an important and powerful person in an organization used humorously …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • big cheese — noun count INFORMAL an important or powerful person …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • big cheese — ☆ big cheese n. [see CHEESE2] Slang the most important person …   English World dictionary

  • big cheese — or[big gun] or[big shot] or[big wheel] or[big wig] {n.}, {slang} An important person; a leader; a high official; a person of high rank. * /Bill had been a big shot in high school./ * /John wanted to be the big cheese in his club./ Compare: WHOLE… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • big cheese — or[big gun] or[big shot] or[big wheel] or[big wig] {n.}, {slang} An important person; a leader; a high official; a person of high rank. * /Bill had been a big shot in high school./ * /John wanted to be the big cheese in his club./ Compare: WHOLE… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • big cheese — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms big cheese : singular big cheese plural big cheeses informal an important or powerful person …   English dictionary

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