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noun as in important person

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Relying on her street smarts, she rebrands as a corporate bigwig, but re-encounters a secret from her past that makes her re-evaluate the life she wants.

From Time

We can even let those business bigwigs think it was all their idea.

From Time

Trend forecasters and market researchers tip off these bigwig confectioners with ideas for delectable new treats.

Just two months after the first gulag prisoners had arrived at the future dam site in Dubna, in November 1933, research bigwigs at the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union gathered in Moscow to discuss the state of the Volga and the Caspian Sea.

Which is why Hershey and other candy bigwigs are investing in Bonumose, a Virginia-based startup with a technology that could pave the way for mass market adoption of sugary substitutes.

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Robert Downey Jr. plays the son, a bigwig Chicago attorney who proudly defends wealthy white-collar criminals.

Local bigwig Jim Rennie (Dean Norris), a used-car salesman and councilman, looks to use the dome to seize control of the town.

That's a bigwig Republican talking, a man who ran for statewide office in New York and possibly will again.

I am told he is a professor, orator, and author, whose ambition makes him the slave of every bigwig.

He heard me out, looked at my deceased poppies, and arranged a conference with a bigwig from the State Department.

Well, Monsieur Bigwig, the dancing teacher, you know of him.

"I bet you've drawn that Chinese bigwig that's booked from here," said the captain, grinning.

The Assistant Secretary is here to discuss the hot-dog concession with a local bigwig.


On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bigwig, such as: mogul, nabob, pooh-bah, and vip.

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