Big foot



a very large, hairy, humanoid creature reputed to inhabit wilderness areas of the U.S. and Canada, especially the Pacific Northwest.
a prominent or influential person, especially a journalist or news analyst.
to assert one’s authority or influence (over):
lobbyists bigfooting around the Senate; a reporter bigfooted by a senior correspondent.
Contemporary Examples

Pageant Moms Aren’t All Crazy Heather Ryan May 17, 2011

Historical Examples

To The Front Charles King
When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14) Elbert Hubbard
Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry William Butler Yeats
When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt
Ted Strong in Montana Edward C. Taylor
A Sunny Little Lass Evelyn Raymond
Tales of lonely trails Zane Grey
The Second Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling

n.

A senior editor, important editorialist or columnist, etc: an editor or pundit, a ”big foot” (1980s+ Newspaper office)
big shot: unlike the national policy big foot she is (1990s+)

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