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a big shot

1. noun An important, successful, or influential person. Ever since Jack won the poker tournament, he walks around acting like he's some kind of big shot. Don't forget to dress up for work tomorrow. The company's corporate big shots are coming to visit.
2. adjective Indicative of power or importance. I doubt that a big shot office will entice her to work here.
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big shot

see under big cheese.
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a big shot

A big shot is a very important person in an organization. He was a big shot with the local Conservative Association. Note: This expression is used to express disapproval.
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big shot

and bigshot
1. n. a very important person. I’m no big shot, but I do have a little power around here.
2. mod. mighty; overbearing; overly important. If you think that a big shot title impresses me, you’re wrong.
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bigshot

verb
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Annie told the Advertiser: "Little Big Shots is popular in the UK, but in America it is gigantic.
Today's big shots, by contrast, seem more interested in investing in their own lifestyles and the future of their children, neglecting the needs of others, even of their own clanspeople.
"They made big shots and they made really big plays down the stretch," Mahar said.
"We are with this new legislation, but we hope that it covers everyone, not just the weak who have no backup and have just stolen peanuts, while leaving the big shots," he said.
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Arthur, who is a 9-2 chance to upset 1-7 shot Booth, added: "I won't rush in with big shots - I'm going to outbox him."
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"It was a big shot, but Jordan has hit quite a few big shots from way behind the line, so it wasn't that big of a surprise even though she had a look of surprise on her face," said Levings, the Sky-Em League co-player of the year.
Zadaphia is the third big political leader to be questioned by the SIT after big shots former Narendra Modi cabinet member Maya Kodnani and Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Jaydeep Patel.
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How very true, and utterly disgusting, are her points and observations: pre-teens begging their parents for their "right" to have a $40,000 birthday or bar mitzvah party; teens marketing clothing to their friends who are ignorant of their true loyalty; and thousands of youth who are consulted daily by marketing big shots and paid for their services with clothing and invitations to swank parties.
It is based, as have been most of Woodward's book after All the President's Men, on interviews with the big shots. Because of the reputation Woodward has earned over 30 years, these people are now afraid not to talk to him.
"We're always looking for ways to bring more excitement and value to our attendees, and the 'Big Shots' program does that," says Jeanette Mannuzza, NSSF's SHOT Show director of operations.
"The organization of vast political power and its successful retention in a single hand is more likely than not to put a premium upon qualities which we commonly associate with the 'big shots' of gangsterism."