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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.
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I only wish some of the bigwigs who've never been out of an office could see it.
The bigwigs here think so too, but they daren't say so.
Hence, the "public prosecution" satisfied, as the bigwigs of the law still express it in their jargon, the turn came of a thousand private vengeances.
Mr Badar said the party workers were being pushed against the wall due to a confrontation between the bigwig. He also claimed that the workers had started revolting against the feudals because 'feudals are ruling in the incumbent government'.
The Bigwig Races model ensures that every race is effective, both as a promotional vehicle and as a competitive sporting event to support community fitness.
Johnstone, the Bigwig, asked Sonny if I was dangerous when I frothed like that and my eyes rolled back.
KARACHI, December 21, 2009 (Balochistan Times): PPP information secretary Fouzia Wahab has said that list-carrying names of NRO beneficiaries will be issued within two days and masses would be astonished to hear and see that the bigwig and influential investors are also among the NRO beneficiaries.
It is shameful to see how the bigwigs of the mainstream Pakistani entertainment industry flew to Canada, days before the general elections for an award ceremony organised by a local media house.
It merits mention that Rana Qasim's older brother, Rana Sohail Noon has already joined the PTI.The source said the party has almost finalised its strategy to win over all the bigwigs from Dera Ghazi Khan Division including Rajan Pur, DG Khan, Jatoi and Kot Addu districts.
24 ( ANI ): As Shah Rukh Khan took the center stage at Global Business Summit 2018 amongst some of the bigwigs from the business world, the actor did not forget his friends from the Bollywood.
Back in October, MQM-P revoked party membership of Salman Mujahid Baloch for violating the party's code of conduct after sneering at the bigwigs of MQM-P allegedly for establishing contact with the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP).
LAKKI MARWAT -- Protesting over unjust distribution of developmental budget the JUI-F district councilors have said that the bigwigs of district government deprived their respective union councils from due share in uplift funds.
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A witness said: "As the parade drew to a conclusion the honour guard that had stood in the cold for a number of hours were snubbed disgracefully by the bigwigs on the podium, who went inside to the warmth and their drinks."
It would be a travesty of justice if Falkirk FC were banned from taking their rightful place in the Premier League because the bigwigs say their stadium doesn''t meet requirements.