big fish in a small pond
having a lot of influence over a small area

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • big fish in a small pond —    A big fish in a small pond is an important person in a small place or organisation.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    This term refers to an important or highly ranked person in a small group or organization.     He could get a job with… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • big fish in a small pond — A big fish in a small pond is an important person in a small place or organisation …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Big fish in a small pond —   A big fish in a small pond is an important person in a small place or organisation …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • big fish in a small pond — noun One who has achieved a high rank or is highly esteemed, but only in a small, relatively unimportant, or little known location or organization. Dr. Jones could get a professorship at an Ivy League university, but he enjoys being a big fish in …   Wiktionary

  • a big fish in a small pond — a big fish in a small (or little) pond a person seen as important and influential only within the limited scope of a small organization or group * * * a big fish in a small pond (chiefly US) (or Brit a big fish in a little pond) : a person who is …   Useful english dictionary

  • a big fish in a small pond — ► a big fish in a small pond a person who is important only within a small community. Main Entry: ↑fish …   English terms dictionary

  • (a) big fish in a small pond — a big fish in a small pond phrase someone who is important or powerful only because there are not many other people competing with them Thesaurus: important and powerful person or peoplesynonym Main entry: fish …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) big fish (in a small pond) — a big fish (in a small pond) idiom an important person (in a small community) Main entry: ↑bigidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) big fish in a small pond — one of the most important people in a small group or organization, who would have much less power and importance if they were part of a larger group or organization. As the manager of a local company, he enjoys being a big fish in a small pond …   New idioms dictionary

  • a big fish in a small pond — a person who is important only within a limited sphere. → fish …   English new terms dictionary

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