Big-cheese meaning

The most important or powerful person in an enterprise or field.
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The most important person.
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(idiomatic) A very important figure, especially a high-ranking person in an organization.

He'll be meeting with the big cheese first thing tomorrow, to present his proposal.

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Origin of big-cheese

  • Probably from cheese

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From big + cheese (“wealth, fame, importance”).

    From Wiktionary