big shot

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big shot (plural big shots)

  1. (idiomatic) A person with a reputation of importance or power.
    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

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