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big man on campus

A very well-known and influential male student, usually in college. The phrase can be used derisively, especially when aimed at someone deemed conceited. All the girls swooned as the big man on campus walked by on his way to football practice. Jake acts as if he's the big man on campus, but none of the popular kids actually know who he is. We'll definitely get into this party if we're with the big man on campus!
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big woman on campus

A very well-known and influential female student, usually in college. The phrase can be used derisively, especially when aimed at someone deemed conceited. All the guys turned to look as the big woman on campus walked by on her way to the library. Jill acts as if she's the big woman on campus, but none of the popular kids actually know who she is. We'll definitely get into this party if we're with the big woman on campus!
See also: big, campus, on, woman

off campus

Outside of a university's or college's campus. Hyphenated if used before a noun. I liked living in the dorm rooms for my first semester of college, but I'm looking forward to living off campus for a while. The only bank we can is used is about 15 miles off campus.
See also: campus, off

on campus

On the grounds of a university's or college's campus. Hyphenated if used before a noun. I thought living in the dorms would be fun, but I really didn't like living on campus. The university boasts a huge range of on-campus services and amenities.
See also: campus, on

big man on campus

Sl. an important male college student. (Often derisive or jocular.) Hank acts like such a big man on campus. Let some big man on campus do the dirty work for a change.
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*off campus

not located or present on the grounds of a college or university. (*Typically: be ~; live ~; move~.) Tom has an apartment off campus. The dean is off campus and cannot be reached.
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on campus

located or being on the grounds of a college or university. Do you live on campus or off campus? I don't think that Lisa is on campus right now.
See also: campus, on

big man on campus

n. an important male college student. (See more examples at BMOC.) Hank acts like such a big man on campus!
See also: big, campus, man, on

big woman on campus

n. an important female college student. (See more examples at BWOC.) Helen acts like such a big woman on campus!
See also: big, campus, on, woman