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a big shot

1. noun An important, successful, or influential person. Ever since Jack won the poker tournament, he walks around acting like he's some kind of big shot. Don't forget to dress up for work tomorrow. The company's corporate big shots are coming to visit.
2. adjective Indicative of power or importance. I doubt that a big shot office will entice her to work here.
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big shot

see under big cheese.
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a big shot

A big shot is a very important person in an organization. He was a big shot with the local Conservative Association. Note: This expression is used to express disapproval.
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big shot

and bigshot
1. n. a very important person. I’m no big shot, but I do have a little power around here.
2. mod. mighty; overbearing; overly important. If you think that a big shot title impresses me, you’re wrong.
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bigshot

verb
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In Little Big Shots, kids aged two to 12 years old with remarkable intellect, showmanship, and abilities thrill viewers of all ages as they take the centre stage every week.
MP Craig |Sleigh, Stefanie James Howard, their Big Shots Beck Lane, " Big Shots partner Graeme Henderson of Henderson Property added:"Having overseen the redevelopment of Thornhill Brigg Mill since last summer, it is fantastic that the building is now restored to its former glory.
The big shots have to be caught and taken to trial before the scapegoats, because they are the ones who are harming people the most not those who take very little,' he said.
Arthur, who is a 9-2 chance to upset 1-7 shot Booth, added: "I won't rush in with big shots - I'm going to outbox him.
However, the big shots aren't blessed with a surplus of smarts, a new study finds.
The 2009 Big Shots championship attracted an "A" list of sports champions and celebrities: Olympic Gold medalist Bruce Jenner; former NFL stars and pro football Hall of Famers Marcus Allen, Eric Dickerson and Lawrence Taylor; Super Bowl champion quarterbacks Joe Theismann and Jim McMahon; Baseball Hall of Famers Rich "Goose" Gossage and Jim Rice; and Oscar-nominated actor Mark Wahlberg.
That's boxing and it gives you confidence if someone like Manny can hit you with a big shot and you can take it and come back at him.
Big shots and experts here can be wrong repeatedly and get away with it because no one ever asks them to explain.
CLEVELAND -- Cleveland's corporate movers and shakers walked the runway last night at Flashes of Hope's annual fundraiser -- "Swing into Style: Big Shots, Little Stars" - raising more than $125,000.
NLEX made big shots, you can't say they didn't make shots, they made big shots,' said Lassiter after their 114-110 nail-biter.
It seemed like every time (North) made a run to get the game close, we were able to make big shots to keep them from the lead," Foley said.
With Tim, we got a guy who understands how to take big shots and how to make big shots.
White House big shots not only automatically receive the very best of health insurance plans (for just $100 per month), but have access to some of the best doctors and most sophisticated medical facilities in the nation.
CLEVELAND -- Cleveland's corporate movers and shakers will walk the runway for charity October 19 at Flashes of Hope's annual fundraiser "Swing into Style : Big Shots, Little Stars.
But despite his pint size, he has the ability to take and make big shots.