big frog in a small pond

big frog in a small pond  {n. phr.},  {informal}
An important person in a small place or position; someone who is respected and honored in a small company, school, or city; a leader in a small group.
As company president, he had been a big frog in a small pond, but he was not so important as a new congressman in Washington.
Categories: {informal} {n. phr.}

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