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Big beast

(informal) an important or powerful person
Historical Examples

Joe Strong, the Boy Fish Vance Barnum
Cuore (Heart) Edmondo De Amicis
The Kindred of the Wild Charles G. D. Roberts
The Radio Detectives Under the Sea A. Hyatt Verrill
Joe Strong, the Boy Fish Vance Barnum
Glyn Severn’s Schooldays George Manville Fenn
Across India Oliver Optic
The Grizzly Enos A. Mills
The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle Laura Lee Hope
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, May 13, 1893 Various


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