a big name/noise

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a big noise

An important, successful, or influential person. Did you hear that Kelly got promoted to senior analyst? She's a big noise now.
See also: big, noise

a big ˈname/ˈnoise

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a ˈbig shot

(informal) an important person: ‘What does Ian’s dad do?’ ‘Oh, he’s a big shot in the City.’ OPPOSITE: small fry
See also: big, name, noise
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"He's not just a big name in the world of rugby, he is a big guy physically who will give us the presence we'll need to succeed."
`Perhaps,' he said, `I could be just as well off and just as happy at a college without a big name. But I've bought into the idea that a big name school will give me security.'"