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[ from the size of the footprints ascribed to it ]
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big, big boy, big cheese, big gun, big leaguer, big shot, big wheel, big-timer, biggie, bigwig, fat cat, heavy, heavy hitter, heavyweight, high-muck-a-muck (or high-muckety-muck), honcho, kahuna, kingfish, kingpin, major leaguer, muckety-muck (also muck-a-muck), nabob, nawab, nibs, nob [chiefly British], pooh-bah (also poo-bah), wheel
lightweight, nobody, nonentity, nothing, shrimp, twerp, whippersnapper, zero, zilch
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1958, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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