big wheel

noun

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

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First Known Use of big wheel

1893

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Definition of big wheel for English Language Learners

  • : a powerful or important person



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