big man on campus

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.

Word by Word Definitions

big play
  1. : of great strength

  2. : of great force

  3. : large or great in dimensions, bulk, or extent

  1. : in a loud or declamatory manner

  2. : to a large amount or extent

  3. : on a large scale

  1. : an individual or organization of outstanding importance or power

  2. : a big player : a center or forward whose large size and strength are used to control play near the basket

man play
  1. : an individual human

  2. : a man belonging to a particular category (as by birth, residence, membership, or occupation)

  3. : husband

  1. : to supply with people (as for service)

  2. : to station members of a ship's crew at

  3. : to serve in the force or complement of

campus play
  1. : the grounds and buildings of a university, college, or school

  2. : a university, college, or school viewed as an academic, social, or spiritual entity

  3. : grounds that resemble a campus


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