Definition of Big fish
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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Big Fish
Literary usage of Big fish
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Scribners Monthly (1878)
"But one big fish a week will do. It is a pinnacle of delight in the angler's experience that ... No; but I'm not joking," said he; "I have got a big fish. ..."