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  • n  the most important person in a group or undertaking

  • Since no dust storms were grounding flights, anyone traveling could have assumed some American bigwig was heading in.
  • His goal is to make even hardened executives recognize themselves--or, at the very least, their superiors--when he acts like the bigwig who keeps glancing at his watch during a .
  • Prediction markets now let people bet on everything from sports scores to election results to the expected capture of al-Qaeda bigwig Abu Mousab al-Zarqawi.
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  • Last I Heard: Film Review
    Paul Sorvino plays a one-time Mafia bigwig made obsolete by 20 years in prison. read more
    June 12, 2013 - The Hollywood Reporter

  • Justin Duchscherer in Hartford Courant
    I heard them a little bit, but I don't want to act like I'm [a] bigwig,Duchscherer said. "I just don't feel like I'm Roger Clemens or Nolan Ryan, where I feel like I'm in a position to tip my hat or anything. But I definitely hear it."
  • William Hague in Lew Rockwell
    ...a sharply pointed reference to the era of Britain's former PM Tony Blair, the new Conservative foreign secretary, William Hague, called for Anglo-American relations that were "solid, not slavish.' This is interesting, since Tory bigwig...
  • Mike Batt in Times Online
    ...pass more amusingly, Batt ordered the cull of some rabbits on his estate - causing millions of people to sing mournfully "Bright eyes, how can you close and fail?and, possibly, miming Fiver and Captain Bigwig being blown away by a 12-bore...

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