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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.
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big noise

1. n. an important person. If you’re such a big noise, why don’t you get this line moving?
2. n. the important current news; the current scandal. There’s a big noise up on Capitol Hill. Something about budget cuts.
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Sistema Scotland, the charity which runs the Big Noise programmes, was launched in Raploch in 2008 with thirty-five children and six musicians.
Not the time for a big noise. No one should ever be awakened at 2:17 a.m.
The Big Noise will culminate in a 'Skype Orchestra' planned to coincide with World Music Day on June 2.
Trainer Jon Scargill is not noted for first-time-out winners but there was confidence behind his Big Noise in the weak 6f maiden and Holland only had to give the newcomer one slap to clear away.
Peter Mandelson accepted on December 5 the 'Big Noise' petition from the Make Trade Fair campaign, delivered by actor Colin Firth.
He may be a big noise now, but Jean-Pierre Jeunet hasn't forgotten his roots.
The service will be made available through the Big Noise Music web site at http://www.bignoisenow.com/ and will enable users to choose from a library of 300,000 songs.
Already a big noise in the world of food, Jamie Oliver was all too happy to bang the drum for a culinary showcase on its opening day at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham yesterday.
IBM--which made a big noise, last year, about getting out of the HDD business--is apparently back in it, at least when it comes to 2.5-inch drives for its "TravelStar" line.
In my view, to paraphrase Scrooge McDuck, "If you are Warren Communications' Television Digest with more than a half-century as the 'bible of the industry,' why not make a big noise about it?"
MERSEYSIDE banjo player Bernie Shaw is hoping to make a big noise after designing a new instrument.
With music like Everything Must Go and If You Tolerate This, the Manics opened the way for compatriots like Catatonia and Stereophonics to make a big noise as well.
More than 130 children and young people performed in a two-day event last week to celebrate 11 years of Big Noise Raploch.