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Definition 1: an important influential person - [noun denoting person]

Samples where big cheese or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he thinks he's a big shot
  • she's a big deal in local politics
  • the Qaeda commander is a very big fish

Synonyms for big cheese in the sense of this definition

(big cheese is a kind of ...) a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events

(... is a kind of big cheese ) (Yiddish) a big shot who knows it and acts that way; a boastful immoderate person

(... is a kind of big cheese ) the most important person in an organization

(big cheese is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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