big fish

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big fish
 
n
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

noun
an important influential person; "he thinks he's a big shot"; "she's a big deal in local politics"; "the Qaeda commander is a very big fish" [syn: big shot
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