To be accepted as a big-time operator
he had to look the part, which is where wealthy friends helped out.
It was once run by big-time operator
Arriva Buses - with the help of a whopping PS30,000-a-year subsidy from public transport body Centro.
In January 2013, a police operation conducted to apprehend a big-time operator
of an illegal numbers game "jueteng" in Atimonan town in Quezon province, led to a shoot-out that resulted in the killing of 12 people, including a police superintendent, two lower ranking lawmen and a marine sergeant.
The public can easily deduce the following: One shouldn't necessarily expect a fair, speedy trial for the crime of possessing small amounts of illegal substances, unless one is a big-time operator
-- in that case, it's more than likely that a brush with the authorities will result in an agreement to look the other way, in the interest of not stirring up unwanted trouble.
And Strachan will not hold back when he lays out this masterplan which will be spearheaded by another big-time operator
from yesteryear, former Celtic and Manchester United striker Brian McClair.
The 288 used to be run by big-time operator
Arriva Buses but is now being operated by minnow West Midlands Special Needs Transport (WMSNT).
Of course, we also have our share of big-time operators
who milked the system for their own personal benefit.
The Easter Road gaffer has watched players wilt under the pressure of playing for the Old Firm and reckons his squad must embrace the opportunities that come with being labelled as big-time operators
Back in LA, he did a stretch in the office of Pereira & Luckman, big-time operators
in the aerospace and corporate arena, and another three and half years in Gruen's office, before leaving in 1961 for a stint in Paris with the architect Andre Remondet (successor to Auguste Perret at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts).
That's when big-time operators
get together with powerful and motivated politicians and they work out ways to make major money, which sort of automatically neuters it as a medium of exchange, which implies give and take.