Informal an important person
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
big cheese (slang, old-fashioned) big gun (informal) big name, big noise (informal) big shot (informal) celeb (informal) celebrity, dignitary, heavyweight (informal) mogul, nob (slang) notability, notable, panjandrum, personage, somebody, V.I.P.
cipher, lightweight (informal) nobody, nonentity, nothing, zero
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