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big fish

  

      n  
Informal  
1    an important or powerful person  
2    a big fish in a small pond   the most important or powerful person in a small group  
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n.
half woman half fish mythological creature
exp.
[as interjection] an expression of congratulations, thanks or respect
big up to the team for a great job
n.
very large collection of digital data, whose analysis allows to predict patterns and behaviours through inductive reasoning
[Tech.] big data can be applied to behavioural retargeting in marketing, but also to predict epidemies through Google searches or analysing DNA
adj.
name given to the Great Lakes Storm of 1913
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
n.
A process by which fish are taken from a weir with the use of a net which is dipped in the water
adv.
very quickly; right now; in a big hurry
[UK][Slang] You should get out quick sticks if you don't want him to see you.
exp.
kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
n.
to eat large amount of food, doe to extreme hunger
n.
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
His book subject is quite good, but he tends to miss the forest for the trees. (tending to get in too much detail and miss the essence).
n.
a person who does not care too much about the others, a little rude, assertive
[Fam.]
v.
To first know a little, then to think about it and finally you must imagine.
exp.
If there is very little or no possibility of that happening . . . Will Susan make you laugh? Fat chance.
nm.
acronym of Lunar Module, little vehicle created especially to move on the moon during XXth century 's space conquest.
adv.
very little; very few; said to indicate that something is in a low amount/quantity or insignificant
E.g. You weigh like nothing; It costs like nothing; It is a big deal, but you make it look like nothing.
n.
The practice of restricting the amount of food a person eats (self-imposed starvation seen with anorexia nervosa) in order to consume greater amounts of alcohol or of purging (as seen with bulimia nervosa) to try to reduce caloric intake to offset the calories consumed in alcohol.
[Med.] "Drunkorexic" behaviors most often stem from the fear of weight gain from alcohol.

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