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Big wheel

an influential or important person:
a big wheel in business.
Historical Examples

Men, Women and Ghosts Amy Lowell
Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
Football Days William H. Edwards
Dick Hamilton’s Fortune Howard R. Garis
Old Times on the Upper Mississippi George Byron Merrick
Blow The Man Down Holman Day
What Is Man? And Other Stories Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Lulu, Alice and Jimmie Wibblewobble Howard R. Garis
Back Home Eugene Wood
The Open Question Elizabeth Robins

another name for a Ferris wheel
(informal) an important person
see under big cheese


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