See also: bigshot

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big shot (plural big shots)

  1. (idiomatic) A person with a reputation of importance or power.
    Synonyms: bigwig; see also Thesaurus:important person
    They stopped traffic so some big shot and his entourage could have the whole road to themselves.
  2. (idiomatic) A rare and significant chance to achieve fame or success.
    her one big shot at the brass ring
  3. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see big,‎ shot.

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