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Bates would later recall an assistant director of the FBI barging into the case, “a big shot from Los Angeles who doesn’t know me from Adam.”

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I met someone recently who immediately launched into a 30-second commercial on what a big shot he was, reminding me of a common way of interacting before the pandemic, based on trying to prove your worth based on some external marker of success.

He didn’t get going until he made the last like two or three shots — which were big shots, by the way.

“She’s the queen of making big shots,” said Makrigiorgos’s older sister, Tedi, who was one of the few spectators in the bleachers.

Cut the lead I think to six, a couple of times, and they came and hit a big shot.

VATICAN CITY — By now, news that Pope Francis has fired yet another Vatican big shot is hardly shocking.

Now, the villain of 2009 is just another big shot getting the good stuff before the rest of us.

Christie did not appreciate the man “shooting his mouth off” and thinking himself such a “real big shot.”

These are very good times indeed to be a big-shot financier.

He was the first big shot political insider whom I spoke to regularly, whose home phone number I had, things like that.

Engel probably had gone upstairs to try and peddle one of his efficiency schemes to some big shot.

Somebody kicked Fanshaw—the Jolly Lad big-shot—in the belly.

Then came a big shot that knocked over the pivot-gun, and killed half its crew.

This big shot would tear a rabbit all to pieces and I believe we are more apt to see rabbits than deer.

You know how every super-jet big shot on twenty-five planets wants to say he's hunted on Khatka.

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On this page you'll find 69 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to big-shot, such as: distinguished, eminent, great, high profile, leading, and notable.

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