big man on campus

noun phrase

Definition of big man on campus

US, somewhat old-fashioned
: an important and well-known person especially at a school The quarterback of the football team is a real big man on campus.

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“Big man on campus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/big%20man%20on%20campus. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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