Definitions

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  • n. A very important figure, especially a high-ranking person in an organization.

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  • n. an important influential person

Etymologies

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From big + cheese ("wealth, fame, importance").

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  • DE = grosses Tier, HU = fejes, gore

    July 19, 2012