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a big fish

An important, successful, or influential person. Meeting a big fish like the company's CEO can be quite an intimidating experience for an intern. I'd rather be a big fish in a small pond than move to New York City and be a nobody!
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big fish

n. the boss; the leader. (Underworld.) We took in the little guys, but the big fish got away.
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Color the big fish yellow, color the small fish orange.
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Never mind being a big fish in a small pond or a big fish in a big pond, in an ideal world I would like to be a small fish in a big pond.
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The little fish will go in there for cover and to feed and the big fish will follow them," Missouri park ranger Eric Lemons told Reuters.
Clearly, we need to land a big fish to show that downtown is alive and well; that big fish, of course, is Goldman Sachs.
Instead the focus is placed on how smart, intelligent and brilliant the student is for accomplishing this task and receiving the pay off of the big fish.
Fleets target big fish because they yield the highest profits.
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