Big fish

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big fish
1.  an important or powerful person
2.  a big fish in a small pond the most important or powerful person in a small group

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big fish definition

  1. n.
    the boss; the leader. (Underworld.) : We took in the little guys, but the big fish got away.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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