big gun
noun Date: 1834 one having preeminent status or power in a field

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  • Big gun — Gun Gun (g[u^]n), n. [OE. gonne, gunne; of uncertain origin; cf. Ir., Gael., & LL. gunna, W. gum; possibly (like cannon) fr. L. canna reed, tube; or abbreviated fr. OF. mangonnel, E. mangonel, a machine for hurling stones.] 1. A weapon which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • big\ gun — • big cheese • big gun • big shot • big wheel • big wig noun slang An important person; a leader; a high official; a person of high rank. Bill had been a big shot in high school. John wanted to be the big cheese in his club. Compare: whole cheese …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Big Gun — est un morceau du groupe de hard rock australien AC/DC sorti en single en 1993, extrait de la bande originale du film Last Action Hero. Le single a eu un gros succès aux États Unis ou il sera classé numéro 1 pendant 3 semaines. Numéro 1 également …   Wikipédia en Français

  • big gun — noun count INFORMAL a powerful or important person or group of people: They ve hired a big gun to represent them in the lawsuit …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • big gun — big guns N COUNT If you refer to someone as a big gun, you mean that they have a lot of power or influence. [INFORMAL] The names of the legal big guns who will prepare his defence should be announced shortly …   English dictionary

  • big gun — UK US noun [C] INFORMAL ► a person or company with a lot of power and influence: »The big guns of the internet are set to invest tens of millions of pounds in the technology …   Financial and business terms

  • big gun — n informal a person or company that has a lot of power and influence ▪ one of the party s big guns …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • big gun — big′ gun′ n. Slang. sts a powerful person or thing • Etymology: 1830–1835 …   From formal English to slang

  • big gun — noun an important influential person he thinks he s a big shot she s a big deal in local politics the Qaeda commander is a very big fish • Syn: ↑big shot, ↑big wheel, ↑big cheese, ↑big deal, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Big Gun — Infobox Single Name = Big Gun Artist = AC/DC from Album = Last Action Hero Official Movie Soundtrack B side = Back in Black (live) Released = 1993 Format = CD single, 7 Recorded = 1993 Genre = Hard rock, Heavy metal Length = 4:24 Label = ATCO… …   Wikipedia

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