big wheel

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Etymology[edit]

(tricycle): Originally a brand name.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

big wheel (plural big wheels)

  1. (idiomatic) A person with a great deal of power or influence, especially a high-ranking person in an organization.
    Synonyms: big cheese, big enchilada, big kahuna; see also Thesaurus:important person
    She's a big wheel at IBM.
  2. (UK, Ireland) A Ferris wheel.
  3. (US) A low-riding tricycle with a large front wheel.

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