Origin of big enchilada
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Related Words for big enchiladastar, dignitary, celebrity, luminary, notable, mogul, heavyweight, worthy, personality, superstar, VIP, bigwig, boss, tycoon, biggie, hotshot, chief, leader, ace
see under big cheese.
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