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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The monarch, who spoke in Yoruba, also debunked claims that he was a puppet to some big wigs in the country, declaring: 'I am a king.'
Jussie Smollett has played openly gay R and B star Jamal Lyon, the middle son of music big wigs Lucious and Cookie Lyon, since the show's premiere in 2015.
He directed to continue operations against big wigs across the board.
Amani Green Why can't the big wigs take a cut in their fat cat salaries and invest some money into derelict houses to take kids out of these conditions?
SIALKOT -- The PTI's big wigs Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Umer Dar and Usman Dar joined their hands and announced to shun their political differences during a special ceremony at Jinnah House Sialkot here Monday.
CHRIS HUGHTON says Les Ferdinand would be a top choice as the FA's next technical director - if its big wigs want to really create a pathway for black and ethnic managers and coaches.
MULTAN -- Big wigs of different political parties will cast their votes at various polling stations of Multan, Shujabad and Makhdoom Rasheed on July 25.
In all fairness it is not the police themselves who are at fault due to being overstretched and their funding being cut as well as their stations closing, but more the big wigs at the top who decide the new rules and regulations, including the MPs and the government.
In all fairness it it not the police themselves who are at fault due to being overstretched and their funding being cut as well as their stations closing, but more the big wigs at the top who decide the new rules and regulations including the MPs and the government.
Our council decision-making big wigs need a reshuffle!!!
According to officials in the Directorate of Planning, the big wigs who've invested billions of rupees in constriction in the high-rise buildings are hell bent to get their way after paying nominal fines and getting their buildings regularised.Talking to Pakistan Today, Building Control Section Director Shafi Marwat said that CDA has issued multiple notices to owners and builders to halt their illegal constructions.
DADU -- Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf central leader and former Sindh Chief Minister liaquat Ali Jatoi has claimed about PPP ministers that NAB is likely to book Pakistan People's Party big wigs across the Sindh in corruption cases and it accountability will start from Sukkur.
to make July fly 28 Books: Shelley Day's debut 29 Readers' Lives: A bookshop owner's choice 34 Classical: Recorders and big wigs 42 Charles Evans: Lunch by the sea 44 Eating Out: The Broad Chare 46 Wine: a summer fizz 54 Final Say: Sonia
Juhi Chawla, Swati Piramal, Nawaz Singhania, Ananya Goenka, Leena tiwari, Radhika Sheth, Anupa Sahney and many other women corporate big wigs were seen taking a tour.