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29 / 09 / 2006

THE BIG FISH: meaning and examples

Good morning.

In Spanish when we want to refer to someone important, colloquially, we often say "el pez gordo" (the fat fish). In English, we use the big fish or the big cheese.

Today's expression is: the big fish

It is used: to refer to important people.

Example 1:
Joan: Who is that?
Mark: You don't know who that is? That's the big fish...the new CEO.

Example 2:
I was going to go camping with my brother this weekend, but he has to meet some big cheese from his company on Saturday morning who's coming in from New York. Oh well, we'll go next weekend.

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