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big shot

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one of high position or importance within a group
  • a meeting at which all of the big shots in the company were present

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The first known use of big shot was in 1929

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“Big shot.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/big%20shot. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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