big wig

big wig

1. A prominent or significant person. That guy's a real big wig 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 big wig—you're no more important than the rest of us.
See also: big, wig

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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THE fifth annual Big Wig Ball fundraiser takes place on April 22, at Abergele's Kinmel Manor Hotel.
What is more, she sealed the deal with Decca big wig Simon 'The man who signed Duffy' Gavin over her mum's homemade lasagne at their home in deepest darkest Nefyn.
It will be the first time that a top level Silver Tournament has been hosted on Teesside and it has been secured thanks to years of hard work from Teesside badminton big wig Roger Cook.
? Saunders fearing for his future after leaked message .Team form not our ally says Trust big wig DEAN SAUNDERS admits he fears for his future after reading a leaked Wrexham Supporters Trust email, but he vowed never to walk out.
Maggie Smith joins an A-list cast as the dotty owner of the village shop and Ralph Fiennes as a military big wig.
His campaign was a pure publicity stunt on his part and a costly vanity project by his wealthy backer Sir Paul Judge, a former Tory party big wig who now bankrolls the Jury Team outfit.
JUDGE ROY BEAN is certainly a big wig among this season's novice hurdlers - and the six-year-old looks nailed on for another success at Navan.
A key to unpacking "Big Wig," her tightly structured recent exhibition in Zurich, was provided by an untitled video projection, 2006-2007, showing a white man attempting to find his rhythm while surrounded by a group of people (both white and black) dancing; he never succeeds.
I will continue to smoke and no big wig will tell me differently.
"It's not a big wig show, because some of it takes place in modern times," she says.
Hartridge's bid to become a media big wig was tragically cut short when it was revealed that he had (contrary to his statements in the selection process) been arrested for allegedly beating up a girlfriend in 1997.
She showed up with a giant feather boa, a big wig, and sequined gown, and we started handing out flyers and getting people to sign our petition.
According to sources, PPP big wig and former premier Raja Pervaiz Ashraf along with scores of his supporters arrived in the courtroom of RO Muhammad Aslam Gondal to submit his nomination papers to contest general elections 2018 from NA-58 Rawalpindi II.
Big wig David Cameron should take action about this and show how strong the government is.