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bigfoot

[big-foo t] /ˈbɪgˌfʊt/
noun, plural bigfeet, bigfoots.
1.
a prominent or influential person, especially a journalist or news analyst.
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
2.
to assert one's authority or influence (over):
lobbyists bigfooting around the Senate; a reporter bigfooted by a senior correspondent.
Origin
1975-80, Americanism; after Big Foot
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Examples for bigfoot
  • The bigfoot political press is as obsessed with political tricks-and with falling for them-as any political blogger.
  • Studying bigfoot is likewise damaging to the biological sciences.

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