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bigwig

n. an important person; a self-important person. Some bigwig in a pinstripe suit waltzed through and asked me to leave.
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you that every one bigwigs plinths square tied Your man on the column, Sir Walter Scott, gifted his brother a plantation, then when the brother showed leniency towards a slave rebellion, disowned him.
Issuing it ruling, the court has ordered the federal government to initiate an enquiry against the three bigwigs who were also part of Musharraf's Nov 3 decision to impose state of emergency in the country in 2007.
Seven bigwigs had joined in the expression of interest (EOI) previously, and the tender was requested on the basis of their observations.
Publishing industry bigwigs say there is a bidding war over Dani's autobiography.
You're not imagining it: state Democratic Party bigwigs really are up in arms over the gubernatorial primary campaign launched by Rindge resident Katy Forty against Governor Lynch.
1, recently got word that the country music scene's bigwigs in Nashville were tipping their hats in his direction.
It's also good to see that cheaters never prosper, unless they've got a sack loads of Icelandic cash and are supported by a lot of the Premier League bigwigs.
ABC's Barbara Waiters hosted a dinner party for the dictator where he joked with bigwigs from Time, NPR, The Washington Post, and other elite media outlets.
When it comes to tapping-up players the Real bigwigs aren't showing much imagination.
Few of those he consulted can be described as neutral observers; many are current Opus bigwigs.
The FA's bigwigs are to officially confirm what just about every football fan expected, after stories began to snowball about the pounds 757m stadium being dogged by delays and problems.
Joel Oster, an attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund, a legal group founded by several Religious Right bigwigs, insisted that the abstinence ministry has done nothing wrong but said the organization is prepared to move forward if government funding is shut off.
Bloor, author of Tangerine and Crusader, weaves in many other plotlines as well, such as Kate's search for her lost father and her mother's search for self-confidence, and offers some darkly humorous portraits of educational administrators and local bigwigs.
A few days later, he is surrounded by corporate and Communist bigwigs at a $5,000-per-table trade-fest in a luxurious hotel in Beijing.
experienced major limo-lock late Sunday night as Grammy winners and losers, bigwigs and hangers-on tried to hit all the record label after-parties around town.