Definition of the big cheeseinformal
- You'll have to ask the big cheese.
- Who's the big cheese around here?
: of great strength
: of great force
: large or great in dimensions, bulk, or extent
: in a loud or declamatory manner
: to a large amount or extent
: on a large scale
: an individual or organization of outstanding importance or power
: a big player : a center or forward whose large size and strength are used to control play near the basket
: a food consisting of the coagulated, compressed, and usually ripened curd of milk separated from the whey
: an often cylindrical cake of this food
: something resembling cheese in shape or consistency
: to put an end to : stop
: someone important
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