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Princeton's WordNet

  1. big shot, big gun, big wheel, big cheese, big deal, big enchilada, big fish, head honchonoun

    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"

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  1. big shotnoun

    A person with a reputation of importance or power.

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  1. Big Shot

    "Big Shot" was the second hit single from Billy Joel's 1978 album 52nd Street. The song was released in early-1979, just as his other hit single from that same album, "'My Life", was peaking at #3. It would soon become his second top-twenty hit of 1979, peaking at #14. The song is superficially about the protagonist mocking a woman with a severe hangover about her intoxicated escapades around town, making numerous social and verbal faux pas while high on alcohol and drugs The song makes late 1970s cultural references to such nouveaux riche fads as Elaine's Restaurant and Halston. At one point, Joel said in an interview that the song was actually about himself A rumor that the song was based on a bad date with Bianca Jagger, Mick Jagger's first wife, is not true. In an interview in 2006, Billy Joel said, "I read that the song 'Big Shot' is said to be about a date I had with Bianca Jagger. I never had a date with Bianca Jagger." But in an interview with Howard Stern on November 16, 2010, Joel admitted that the song was written after having dinner with Mick and Bianca Jagger. Joel told Stern that while writing the lyrics to "Big Shot," he was thinking of Mick singing the song to Bianca.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of big shot in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of big shot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of big shot in a Sentence

  1. Neville Brothers Art:

    It made me a big shot around school.

  2. Yazar Mesut:

    I can't believe it was him, he was intelligent and polite, knew what respect was about and didn't act like a big shot.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    Before Rahm was a big-shot mayor, he was an essential part of my team at the White House during some very hard times for America and I relied on his judgment every day, and his smarts every day, and his toughness every day, rahm hasn't just fought for a national park in Pullman.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Two types of employees only enjoy the corporate life a lot. One who does not have own mind and so thinks Naught; Others who do not mind to shamelessly lick boots and hatch office-politics plot to get senior position slot and often becomes big shot.

  5. Tim McGraw:

    I remember a moment when I was getting out of bed and going to the liquor cabinet and taking a big shot at 8:00 in the morning and thinking, ‘I have to wake the kids up,’ i went straight to my wife and said, ’This is where I’m at.’ I was scared.

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