big-time operator

big-time operator

and BTO
1. n. someone who does business in a big way. (The abbreviation is an initialism.) If you’re such a BTO, why are we standing here in the rain?
2. n. a man who chases women. That twit thinks he’s a big-time operator. A stud he’s not. A big-time operator needs a big-time car!
See also: operator
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It was once run by big-time operator Arriva Buses - with the help of a whopping PS30,000-a-year subsidy from public transport body Centro.
In January 2013, a police operation conducted to apprehend a big-time operator of an illegal numbers game "jueteng" in Atimonan town in Quezon province, led to a shoot-out that resulted in the killing of 12 people, including a police superintendent, two lower ranking lawmen and a marine sergeant.
The public can easily deduce the following: One shouldn't necessarily expect a fair, speedy trial for the crime of possessing small amounts of illegal substances, unless one is a big-time operator -- in that case, it's more than likely that a brush with the authorities will result in an agreement to look the other way, in the interest of not stirring up unwanted trouble.
The 288 used to be run by big-time operator Arriva Buses but is now being operated by minnow West Midlands Special Needs Transport (WMSNT).
But big-time operators such as Diva (which expects to have nearly 120 vehicles going to the Oscar ceremonies and a similar number serving the surrounding events) and Music Express (with 100 cars going to the Kodak Theatre) should find Sunday to be a time when clients like them, they really like them.
Back in LA, he did a stretch in the office of Pereira & Luckman, big-time operators in the aerospace and corporate arena, and another three and half years in Gruen's office, before leaving in 1961 for a stint in Paris with the architect Andre Remondet (successor to Auguste Perret at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts).