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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.
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UFC bigshot Dana White has claimed Conor McGregor is "bigger" than mixed martial arts' legends Brock Lesnar and Georges St Pierre.
It's also no wonder that Hollywood could implode, as the two bigshot directors opined in the same article.
Anthony Starr leads the cast of this takeno-prisoners drama as a former jewel thief who is let out of jail, becomes a bigshot in the prison town and wreaks violent revenge on all around him.
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I can remember some of the managers, Mr Stern; my first boss was Mr C Owens; Mr Danepoint (a bigshot); Mr Durbridge who lived on Sutton Road, he had a son who was an author - a very good one, too.
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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.
Something with Tom Cruise or Mel Gibson or some bigshot like that.