the big cheese

noun

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 28 Nov. 2022.

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