- a prominent or influential person, especially a journalist or news analyst.
- to assert one's authority or influence (over): lobbyists bigfooting around the Senate; a reporter bigfooted by a senior correspondent.
Origin of bigfoot
1975–80, Americanism; after Big Foot
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Examples from the Web for big-footed
Their scientific nickname is Megapoddidae, the "big-footed."The Adventures of a Grain of Dust
Without doubt the clumsy, big-footed, over-grown giant of a boy is overside and dead.The Mutiny of the Elsinore
Several rabbits jumped up ahead of us, snow-white, big-footed and black-eyed.With the Indians in the Rockies
James Willard Schultz
At the same time she experienced a recovery, and became again the clumsy, big-footed country wench of yore.The Ingoldsby Country
Charles G. (Charles George) Harper
Some appeared to have two servants, one big-footed maid for herself and one bound-footed as a nurse for the children.Letters from China and Japan
Word Origin and History for big-footed
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper