big wig

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big wig

1. A prominent or significant person. That guy's a real big wig in the art world, so please don't say anything to embarrass me.
2. Someone who is arrogant or conceited. Quit acting like such a big wig—you're no more important than the rest of us.
See also: big, wig

bigwig

n. an important person; a self-important person. Some bigwig in a pinstripe suit waltzed through and asked me to leave.
References in classic literature ?
All the big-wigs trying to look solemn, and Jack Dawkins addressing of 'em as intimate and comfortable as if he was the judge's own son making a speech arter dinner--ha!
If it so happens that there is no fortune large enough to keep open house in this way, the big-wigs of the place choose a place of meeting, as they did at Alencon, in the house of some inoffensive person, whose settled life and character and position offers no umbrage to the vanities or the interests of any one.
'As per the government directive, we are supposed to first target the big-wigs,' he said.
I HOPE the big-wigs at MK Dons have given serious thought to the consequences of Spurs playing home matches at Stadium MK.
He appealed the court to cancel appointments of the big-wigs and remove flaws of PCB constitution for revival of cricket in Pakistan.
Typical paranoia and scaremongering from the big-wigs of our beautiful game.
Alhaji Namadi Sambo, Vice President, Olusegun Aganga, Minister of Finance and Commerce and Industry Minister, Chief Martins Kuye, were among the big-wigs who were present at the re-launching of the UNTL.
But this is the perfect chance to prove to the big-wigs down south that there really is a thirst for rugby north of the Brecon beacons.
It only goes to show that when the chips are down, the community of Splott working together can take on the big-wigs and win.
Now the big-wigs are setting up their own in-house travel firm.
"Jackie is the only African American textile designer who ran her own studio in New York, and she was one of the big-wigs in the industry that inspired me," says Hill-Campbell.