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 Dictionary entry overview: What does big fish mean? 

BIG FISH (noun)
  The noun BIG FISH has 1 sense:

1. an important influential person

  Familiarity information: BIG FISH used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

BIG FISH (noun)

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An important influential person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


big cheese; big deal; big enchilada; big fish; big gun; big shot; big wheel; head honcho

Context examples:

he thinks he's a big shot / she's a big deal in local politics / the Qaeda commander is a very big fish

Hypernyms ("big fish" is a kind of...):

important person; influential person; personage (a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "big fish"):

knocker ((Yiddish) a big shot who knows it and acts that way; a boastful immoderate person)

supremo (the most important person in an organization)

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