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Definition of "big fish" []

  • An important influential person (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "big fish" in a sentence
  • "“For bringing in big fish like tunas and marlins and things,” he said."
  • "Perhaps he thought we were novices, for he insisted on showing us all sorts of absurd things – trolling-hooks, he called them; gaff hooks for landing big fish and a spoon that was certainly no spoon and did not fool us for a minute, being only a few hooks and a red feather."
  • "Another big fish with humpy sort of fins sticking up, and horror, in the green water a big red mouth wide open."