big wheel

big wheel

noun Informal.
an influential or important person: a big wheel in business.

Origin:
1905–10

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big wheel
 
n
1.  another name for a Ferris wheel
2.  informal an important person

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Main Entry:  big wheel
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See big cheese
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big wheel definition


  1. n.
    a very important person. : Some big wheel wrote the order. Don't blame me.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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big wheel

see under big cheese.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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