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a big wheel

An important, successful, or influential person. After Mark successfully persuaded both sides to pass the budget, people considered him to be quite a big wheel in the political arena.
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big wheel

see under big cheese.
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big wheel

n. a very important person. Some big wheel wrote the order. Don’t blame me.
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Birmingham's ice rink and big wheel have found a new home next to the Woodman Pub in New Canal Street
The big wheel has been hired in by the RWAS to offer visitors a bird'seye-view of Llanelwedd - usually the preserve only of balloonists who fly over the showground on still mornings.
Big wheel at Albert Dock in Liverpool by Maxine Hopwood.
The Barry Island big wheel will be rebuilt as soon as the owner has planning permission RICHARD SWINGLER
Emily Danter, who runs Ice Skate Birmingham, said: "We are thrilled that, with the city council's help in identifying this site, Birmingham City University kindly allowing us to use it, and support from Eastside businesses, our big wheel and ice rink will return next month.
| Middlesbrough's Victoria Gardens, |now Centre Square, in 2003 and a postcard of the area around the town hall in the late 19th century, below left The big wheel in Centre Square in 2009, above left, a view of Victoria Gardens in 1989, centre, and the town hall and Victoria Gardens in |1998, above right.
From cassette-only releases they finally released their own vinyl album 'The Big Wheel' in July 1985.
Council officials are now inviting tenders to provide a big wheel attraction on the site next year, in a bid to tempt visitors to the resort.
The deal included excavators, a truck and a Liebherr big wheel leader.
So just in case, the mega-mouth's PR team dreamed up the ultimate incentive to attend - a free trip on the Dublin big wheel at the old Point venue.
IT MAY be a fifth of the size of the London Eye, but a pounds 500,000 investment in a new Pembrokeshire big wheel ride is expected to be a major draw for visitors at what is fast becoming one of Wales' most successful tourist attractions.
During just 24 hours we managed to pack in a shopping spree, visit the Christmas market and take trip on the big wheel, a walk round the walls, a few drinks in some excellent pubs and a nice meal in a cosy restaurant - plus a great night's sleep in a huge bed and a visit to the zoo.
Dublin's big wheel attraction opened for business yesterday