big man on campus

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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: big, campus, man, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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