an influential or important person: a big wheel in business.
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- big time,
- big toe,
- big top,
- big tree,
- big up,
- big white chief,
- big-bang theory,
- big-cone pine
Origin of big wheel
First recorded in 1905–10
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another name for a Ferris wheel
informal an important person
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see under big cheese.
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