bigwig

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bigwig

1. A prominent or significant person. That guy's a real bigwig in the art world, so please don't say anything to embarrass me.
2. Someone who is arrogant or conceited. Quit acting like such a bigwig—you're no more important than the rest of us.

bigwig

n. an important person; a self-important person. Some bigwig in a pinstripe suit waltzed through and asked me to leave.
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I finished Hairspray last year and that was a big wig show - there were 80 wigs per show so it was a big job with five of us in the wig department.
"It's not a big wig show, because some of it takes place in modern times," she says.