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  • nounvery important person
  • adj.important, famous

synonyms for big shot

  • bigwig
  • dignitary
  • heavyweight
  • mogul
  • VIP
  • big cat
  • big cheese
  • big fish
  • big gun
  • big kahuna
  • big man on campus
  • big wheel
  • celebrity
  • fat cat
  • head honcho
  • heavy-hitter
  • high man on the totem pole
  • high-muck-a-muck
  • important person
  • influential person
  • muck-a-muck
  • nabob
  • notability
  • notable
  • personage
  • somebody
  • someone
  • star
  • wheeler-dealer
  • big-league
  • big-time
  • high-profile
  • prominent
  • well-known
  • self-important
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How to use big shot in a sentence

The big room at King's Warren Parsonage was already fairly well filled.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Sol laughed out of his whiskers, with a big, loose-rolling sound, and sat on the porch without waiting to be asked.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
There were at least a dozen ladies seated round the big table at the Parsonage.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
There was no fighting; a rifle shot now and then from the crests where we saw our fellows clearly.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
I pictured him as slim and young looking, smooth-faced, with golden curly hair, and big brown eyes.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
A was an Archer, who shot at a frog; B was a Butcher, and had a great dog.
BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
Big Reginald took their lives at pool, and pocketed their half-crowns in an easy genial way, which almost made losing a pleasure.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Dockier, a prominent leader of the Levelers, in the times of the English commonwealth, was shot by order of the government.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
He had meted out stern justice to his own son, when he had banished big Reginald to South America; but he had his virtues.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
There was not a moment to lose, for one well-directed shot might exterminate half of us.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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