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big beast

(informal) an important or powerful person
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  • Clara, fascinated by the big beast, went up to stroke his neck.

    Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
  • Polish off the frontispiece of this big beast of a daddy of yours a little!

    Cuore (Heart) Edmondo De Amicis
  • The big beast must have weighed a ton, I should think, at the least.

    Sweethearts at Home S. R. Crockett
  • Month by month Moritz grew, and gradually my tender little lap-dog became a colossal, big beast.

    The Red Battle Flyer Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen
  • But, after all, Bob found himself mistaken when he supposed that it was up to him to end the big beast.

  • It is an awful thing to see a big beast die, when the soul is wrenched out of the struggling body in ten seconds.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • So would you if youd been overboard with that big beast in the water alongside of you knocking you down, responded Frank.

  • Now in some of the stories the night is obviously conceived of as a big beast which swallows all things.

    Custom and Myth Andrew Lang
  • Both boys were astonished and bewildered, for they had not been looking for such a big beast as this.

    The Rover Boys In The Mountains

    Arthur M. Winfield
  • The general clucked to the mare and the big beast sank an inch between the shafts.

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