A nineteen-year-old big-gun pointer sits atop of his bicycle saddle, and the enemy fleet is swinging into range.
The war services were honeycombed with men who were big-gun experts.
big-gun teaching parades; trigger-teaching stays in the tent and issues orders.
It was an Italian big-gun position, and orders were given for it to be retaken at any cost.
big-gun teaching develops the teacher; trigger-teaching develops the scholar.
On the contrary, the trigger-teacher has to put ten times more of himself into every lesson than the big-gun teacher.
big-gun teaching is amusing; trigger-teaching is suggestive.
In big-gun teaching the teacher thinks; in trigger-teaching the teacher thinks how to get his scholars to think.
They reckon Tosher is push-and-go stuff, and want to rig me out as a big-gun in the fightin business.
Let no one pass from big-gun teaching to trigger-teaching with the idea that the latter will prove the easier.
big shot (1830+)