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a big shot

1. noun An important, successful, or influential person. Ever since Jack won the poker tournament, he walks around acting like he's some kind of big shot. Don't forget to dress up for work tomorrow. The company's corporate big shots are coming to visit.
2. adjective Indicative of power or importance. I doubt that a big shot office will entice her to work here.
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big shot

see under big cheese.
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a big shot

A big shot is a very important person in an organization. He was a big shot with the local Conservative Association. Note: This expression is used to express disapproval.
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big shot

and bigshot
1. n. a very important person. I’m no big shot, but I do have a little power around here.
2. mod. mighty; overbearing; overly important. If you think that a big shot title impresses me, you’re wrong.
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bigshot

verb
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Nowadays I imagine a sense of self-preservation would caution even the most confident Muslim bigshot from marrying an infidel screen siren famed for revealing rather more than the average Ayatollah approves on.
The economically priced BigShot 3000 uses the same LCTF but captures the three primary colors in three flash exposures, in less than 10 seconds, yielding a full 12-bit 48MB file.
A mention too for the soundtrack by Coventry-born Clint Mansell, one-time lead singer of 1990s band Pop Will Eat Itself and now a Hollywood bigshot.
All Riza Amca (Mustafa Avkiran), Tahsin's cousin and the village's local bigshot, decrees she should pay for her "crime" according to ancient custom.
The contest has seen Riverside councillors Gwenllian Lansdown and Mohammed Islam take on Cardiff group leader Delme Bowen, sitting AM Leanne Wood, former Ceredigion MP and party bigshot Simon Thomas, as well as Chris Franks.
The RTE bigshot said he is proud of his record with the Late Late and was looking forward to competing the final eight shows of the present series.
Publisher HarperCollins is to publish the book, Little Bigshot, in the autumn of next year and hopes it will be a big hit in the runup to Christmas.
Decked out in more wigs than Dolly Parton, Al Pacino is the unstable music biz bigshot, Helen Mirren his defense attorney, in David Mamet's musings on the legend behind the lurid headlines.
Meanwhile, he's in Dubai playing the bigshot with Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Whether he is offering to deposit 86,000 Ugandan dollars in a random man's bank account, rapping down the phone hoping to win a job at an art shop, or becoming bigshot Terry Tibbs and offering to buy a sports car, this is brilliant fun.
Continuing its strategy of expansion through acquisition in the image distribution and Internet industries, Jupitermedia's (Darien, CT) JupiterImages division has acquired the assets of Bigshot Media (Halifax, NS) and BBM.
It's a big place, with high ceilings and unless you're a bigshot loudmouth used to holding court between courses, conversation is difficult.
SULKY bigshot CHRIS EVANS snubbed a TV spectacular with DIANA ROSS after falling out with the legendary singer on his TFI Friday show, I can reveal.
Its take on Bob Woodward, as you will see, has been adopted by many writers, all of whom neglected to acknowledge that Art was first to point out Woodward's tendency--in contrast to All The President's Men--to rely on bigshot sources who are treated with kid gloves in return.
Peppered with ministerial aspirations of Bigshot, he ends the poem with " the resolution of their plight is for the world, not me, to write".