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big cheese

An important, successful, or influential person. Jacob thinks he's a big cheese now that he's been promoted to assistant manager. I'm the big cheese around here, so you have to do what I say.
See also: big, cheese

gun

1. n. a hired gunman; a bodyguard, an assassin, or a member of a gang of criminals. (Underworld and Western.) Willie and his guns came by to remind Gary of what he owed Mr. Gutman.
2. n. a leader; the key member of a group. Who’s the gun around here?
3. tv. to race an engine; to rev up an engine. See how loud it is when I gun it?
4. Go to guns.
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