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a big wheel

An important, successful, or influential person. After Mark successfully persuaded both sides to pass the budget, people considered him to be quite a big wheel in the political arena.
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big wheel

see under big cheese.
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big wheel

n. a very important person. Some big wheel wrote the order. Don’t blame me.
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The Big Wheel is billed as the largest travelling one in the world and costs pounds 1.
But, after news the ice rink and big wheel will not return because of the building work in Centenary Square, there is doubt now over whether the craft market will return this Christmas.
We've got 12 big wheels around the world and we've had lots of people getting married on them.
Since the arrival of the London Eye in 2000, I have become an enthusiast of big wheels and have been honoured with the presence of smaller wheels in major cities throughout the country.
The Centenary Square project is not expected to be finished until the summer of 2018 and it remains to be seen whether it will be considered to be strong enough to take a big wheel next year.
The city is preparing to bid a fond farewell to the temporary big wheel at Liverpool One, but the good news is that a new wheel is set to start turning - which means Merseysiders and the many visitors to the city won't be left high and dry.
I got up today and heard on the radio that the Big Wheel was opening today -I'm on my day off, so thought I might as well come down and have a go.
CRAZY Man sits on top of big wheel in Belfast last night before beginning his descent, left
In a retailing career that began at Sears in 1973, he has held progressively higher assignments at companies such as Caldor, Fisher's Big Wheel, Shopko, and Richman-Gordman.
Tickets cost PS5 each for the Big Wheel, which organisers officially call the Observation Wheel.
Bob Prattey, chief executive of ACC Liverpool, said: "Liverpool One's big wheel proved a huge hit for the city over the festive season.
I AM not usually a fan of Ferris Wheels, but my grandson persuaded me to take a ride on the big wheel, in the centre of Liverpool, and that was certainly pounds 6 very well spent.
Two hits on the $1 mark in spins of the Big Wheel result in a $1 million payout.
The Big wheel and ice rink are both returning to Centenary Square this year.