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Big wheel   /bɪg wil/   Listen
Big wheel

An important influential person.  Synonyms: big cheese, big deal, big enchilada, big fish, big gun, big shot, head honcho.  "She's a big deal in local politics" , "The Qaeda commander is a very big fish"

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"Big wheel" Quotes from Famous Books

... are you?" asked a creaking voice, and near the Elephant a big wheel of wood began slowly turning. "Anybody want a ride?" asked the Wheel. "I'm a spinner, I am, and I'm making believe I'm a Merry-Go-Round! Any one want ...
— The Story of a Stuffed Elephant • Laura Lee Hope

... I am thinking of, but the pangs of sorrow which go down deep into a fellow's soul, when he finds that he is injured; that he is in the hands of the doctor. It is then he realizes that he is only a spoke in the big wheel; that the spirit of the game puts another man in his place. The game goes on. Nature is left to ...
— Football Days - Memories of the Game and of the Men behind the Ball • William H. Edwards

Words linked to "Big wheel" :   important person, knocker, colloquialism, personage, supremo, influential person

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