the big cheese

noun

Definition of the big cheese

informal
: a most powerful or important person You'll have to ask the big cheese. Who's the big cheese around here?

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“The big cheese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20big%20cheese. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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