big cheese

big cheese или big gun или big shot или big wheel или big wig  {n.},  {slang}
Большая шишка (важная персона); руководитель; высокопоставленный чиновник.
Bill had been a big shot in high school.
John wanted to be the big cheese in his club.
Ср.: WHOLE CHEESE.
Категории: {n.} {slang}

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