big gun


noun Slang.

an influential or important person or thing: He's a big gun in science.

Nearby words

  1. big fish in a small pond,
  2. big five,
  3. big foot,
  4. big game,
  5. big government,
  6. big hair,
  7. big head, have a,
  8. big hitter,
  9. big hook,
  10. big house

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big gun

noun

informal an important or influential person
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