Mr. Big

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Mr. Big

The most important person in a group or business. Often used to describe the leader of a group of criminals. The police are determined to find Mr. Big and stop his men from terrorizing the city.
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Mr ˈBig

(informal, disapproving) the most important person in a group, an area, etc: Harry Turner, considered the local Mr Big of the criminal underworld, was found dead today at his home.
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Mr. Big

1. n. an important man; the boss man. (Also the name of a character in HBO’s Sex and the City.) So you’re Mr. Big. I thought you’d be taller.
2. n. a nickname for the head of a group of criminals, especially one who wants to remain anonymous. Lefty was asked to pay a visit to Mr. Big, and Lefty was scared.
See also: big
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Old Mister Big Ears will be making numerous appearances today and Saturday and here's where you'll be able to catch up with him ...
"But he's fallen a long way in the prison pecking order and has gone from being Mister Big to an errand boy.
A chance meeting, and a friend who knew a friend et cetera, led to a clandestine meeting with some Mister Big who aspired to taking over an East London operation.
"Because," Levi says, "it pushes you in the direction of thinking 'what does it take to make a really harmful set of social problems?' and it focuses you not on some mythical Mister Big or Ms Big, but on how people get together, how they conduct a process from recruitment of personnel".
EXCLUSIVE ISRAELI lawyer Danny Azougy is the new Mister Big at Portsmouth in the latest twist at the troubled Premier League club.
We've paid pounds 30 in leek club membership fees to Ian, the Mister Big of Milfield's leek underworld.
Under the heading "Mister Big Time", last Wednesday's Racing Post carried a four-page feature on a former Vale of Glamorgan dairy farmer who has really made it big in the world of horse racing.
However, Joorabchian is under pressure from Hammers to show the money and Mister Big is now his best bet, especially as he needs to come up with proof in the next few days.
Bin Laden, who had been basically a fundraiser, assumed the image of a Mister Big, and al-Qaeda, formerly a loose association, became a rallying point for angry Arab youths throughout the world, a 21st-century version of the Mafia and the Communist Party.
What no one realises is Doddery Des deliberately got himself locked up as part of an elaborate plan to rob the prison's Mister Big.
The duo became known for high-energy, complex routines in films like "Mister Big" in 1943 and 1944's "Chip off the Old Block," "The Merry Monahans" and "Bowery to Broadway."
The second part examines different law enforcement strategies - from the |top-down' approach of |Going for Mister Big,' through more localized tactics of surveillance and buy-and-bust operations, to downmarket approaches which target the purchaser - while the third looks at a number of key issues and controversies in the sphere of drug enforcement.
A chance meeting, and a friend who knew a friend etcetera, led to a clandestine meeting with some Mister Big who aspired to taking over an East London operation.