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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.
See also: big, shot
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

big shot

see under big cheese.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

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.
See also: big, shot

bigshot

verb
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He has performed for bigshots like Apple, HSBC, Southampton Football club and the Hilton Hotel group among others.
Wallsend Golf Club in Centurion Park is poised for a 21st-century makeover to become the UK's first BigShots golf centre, combining traditional golf play with digital technology.
Wallsend Golf Club in Centurion Park is poised for a 21st century makeover to become the UK's first BigShots golf centre, combining traditional golf play with digital technology.
Chris Sanderson, director of STR Enterprises Ltd, who will manage the facility added: "The BigShots facility will also be a major employer with around 47 full and part time direct posts created in an area of relatively high employment whilst both the construction and operating phases will seek to source local suppliers wherever possible, securing further employment opportunities.
The indoor play and entertainment focused real estate development and management firm has narrowed its search to two properties in the Mercer County town, with the hope of breaking ground in 2019.The Hamilton facility will feature two main components: a climate-controlled, 2.3-acre fieldhouse with both turf fields and hardcourts, and a BigShots Golf software-based driving range that utilizes real golf equipment and Doppler radar.
They come here every summer, are treated like VIPs by our government, play the bigshots to us natives, boast about their supposed influence in Washington, demand cash so their lobbying of the US administration would have results, advocate a super-hard line on the Cyprob and then return home satisfied with themselves for having performed their patriotic duties for another year.
Darius Beane has been rated a top 300 prep player nationally by Bigshots.net.
Reyes, the head coach, joined the bigshots in the panel, and spoke on the difficulty of the task up ahead.
He then began circling the field and talking to the post bigshots as he climbed to about 10,000 feet, almost out of sight.
The firm quote total sixes at 15-16 while England Bigshots Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler must hit at least five maximums between them to reward buyers at 117.
We've all seen Billy Bigshots in football but that's one thing I won't stand for and one thing he'll never be.
But if they hadn't, the message it would have sent to their 20,000 employees is that the rules that govern them don't apply to the Bigshots.
In 1864, Congress invited each state to send two statues of citizens "illustrious for their historic renown or for distinguished civic or military service" - basically, historical bigshots - for placement in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S.
Now that the party bigshots have picked Bedi as the CM face, the others have no choice but to fall in line.
But despite sharing the pictures, signing for petitions and discussing the inhumane act of such barbaric rituals, the Gadhimai festival ran its course, animals were sacrificed, prayers were offered, news were full of bigshots attending the festival and hopefully the Hindu Goddess was satisfied with the sacrifice.