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big fish

noun (informal)
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 phrase

An important person; big shot: landed herself a big fish—an old guy with money and power/ the sports authoritarian and local big tuna (1830s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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