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English noun: big cheese

1. big cheese (person) an important influential person


SamplesHe thinks he's a big shot.
She's a big deal in local politics.
The Qaeda commander is a very big fish.


Synonymsbig deal, big enchilada, big fish, big gun, big shot, big wheel, head honcho


Broader (hypernym)important person, influential person, personage


Narrower (hyponym)knocker, supremo


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