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big wheel

noun

Simple Definition of big wheel

  • : a powerful or important person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of big wheel

Examples of big wheel in a sentence

  1. He's a big wheel in local politics.

  2. <brags that her son is a big wheel on Wall Street>



1942

First Known Use of big wheel

1942

Rhymes with big wheel

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