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English noun: big shot

1. big shot (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 cheese, big deal, big enchilada, big fish, big gun, big wheel, head honcho

Broader (hypernym)important person, influential person, personage

Narrower (hyponym)knocker, supremo

Domain usagecolloquialism

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