big-time operator

big-time operator

A person, company, or organization that is very successful, prominent, and influential in some area of business. Once a small local farm run by Jefferies and his brothers, their berry business is now a big-time operator responsible for supplying the entire Pacific Northwest. These big-time operators have the funds to fight these civil lawsuits, but smaller companies like ours have little choice but to try and settle for an amount we can afford.
See also: operator

big-time operator

and BTO
1. n. someone who does business in a big way. (The abbreviation is an initialism.) If you’re such a BTO, why are we standing here in the rain?
2. n. a man who chases women. That twit thinks he’s a big-time operator. A stud he’s not. A big-time operator needs a big-time car!
See also: operator

BTO

verb
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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.
How important is it for him to win and remind Derry people that he is still a big-time operator?
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).
Big-time operator: (Clockwise) Yao with Shaquile O'Neal and pop queen Christina Aguilera; towering over Arnie Schwarzenegger and with ex-Rangers idol Jorg Albertz at the Stars v Sars charity game; Hoops upside your head: At; 7ft 5in Yao doesn't have to stretch far to make a slam dunk
At the age of 28, the Scotland star has matured into one of Celtic's big-time operators. Forrest is producing consistently in the pressure matches and after almost a decade of service is one of the club's mostdecorated players in terms of medals.
He also tagged Co as among the big-time operators of a drug den situated inside the said resort.
This time, it is in connection with the cyber libel filed by a Bicol-based businessman who was among those tagged as big-time operators of illegal drugs in the country in the video series that went viral a few months ago.
Double Barrel is aimed against big-time operators, protectors and peddlers of illegal drugs, while Tokhang is directed against street pushers and users of illegal drugs.
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).