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big wheel

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noun Informal.
  1. an influential or important person: a big wheel in business.
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Origin of big wheel

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for big wheel

big wheel

noun
  1. another name for a Ferris wheel
  2. informal an important person
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Idioms and Phrases with big wheel

big wheel

see under big cheese.

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