Definition of Big shot
1. Noun. An important influential person. "The Qaeda commander is a very big fish"
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Important Person, Influential Person, Personage
Specialized synonyms: Knocker, Supremo
Definition of Big shot
1. Noun. (idiomatic) A person with a reputation of importance or power. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Big shot
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Muhammad Ali & Company by Thomas Hauser (1998)
"When I got hit with a big shot, I'd pull back and say, okay, let me take my ... If a guy hits me with a big shot, I don't wait for my chance to get even. ..."
2. The New Englander by William Lathrop Kingsley (1881)
"I am tired of squibs; let big shot come, and I shall know where to strike." fle wanted "big shot." Topete had furnished them. On the first vibration of the ..."
3. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1881)
"I am tired of squibs; let big shot come, and I shall know where to strike." fie wanted "big shot" Topete had furnished them. On the first vibration of the ..."
4. Las Vegas, Nevada: A Photographic Portrait by Randa Bishop, Photographer (2007)
"(opposite) big shot at The Stratosphere Hotel High atop the second tallest structure in the United States, over one-hundred stories above ground, ..."
5. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1900)
"If by any off-chance a big shot hit the side of the Asahi shield it would get through, from the inclined sides of the British pattern it would rebound at ..."
6. Outing (1893)
"... the bird well forward, can kill all the geese he wants with a good twelve-gauge charged with four drachms of black powder and an ounce of big shot. ..."
7. The American Amateur Photographer (1904)
"It would be the last big "shot" of the season, and the amateur determined to make a picture of it. He went at once to the hillside, about a hundred yards ..."