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a bigwig


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a) a laid-back person

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b) a man of law

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c) an important or powerful person

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A bigwig is the most important person in a group or an undertaking. Someone whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events is typically a bigwig.

French translation

notable, grand ponte, gros bonnet

How NOT to translate : *grosse perruque

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Examples in context

‘M&A bigwig Yoel Zaoui buys at 520 Park.

French investment banker Yoel Zaoui is the buyer of a 30th-floor condominium at 520 Park, according to sources familiar with luxury supertall. Zaoui and his brother, Michael, are known as powerful M&A specialists who’ve been part of large-scale transactions since forming the boutique advisory Zaoui & Co. in 2013. ’

The Real Deal, June 27, 2019

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‘Rahul Gandhi Resigns : More resignations, this time from the bigwig leaders from the top are expected

With Rahul Gandhi putting his papers as the president of Congress, sources to Republic have said that the top leadership is unhappy with the Gandhi scion’s decision. As per the sources, the senior leaders of the party believe that a wrong message is being to Congress cadres on the ground.’

Republic World, July 03, 2019

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Everyday usage

Alexandra is a bigwig of the gas world, a vice-president or something.

Everyone is freaking out at work, because the bigwigs are in today.


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