Definition of 'big fish'
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So confident are they that we're the biggest fish in the pond. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For those people it might have been better to have gone to a different university and been a bigger fish in a smaller pond. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Maybe they're big fish in a small pond and that's the way they like it. The Sun (2016)That she is not merely a big fish in a small pond is down to her father. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Not so much a big fish in a small pond as a whale in a puddle. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Big fish in a small pond or small fish in a big pond? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Better for your confidence to be a big fish in a small pond. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And my dad was originally a big fish in that small pond. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It seemed a classic case of big fish, small pond. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It might be better to be a small fish in a big pond than to be a big fish in a small pond. THE 22 IMMUTABLE LAWS OF MARKETING (1993)And that means not only the leading lights from the biggest leagues, but the biggest fish in the smaller ponds too. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A big pond with big fish. Times, Sunday Times (2012)WOLVES have been a big fish in a small pond for far too long - now they are learning how to swim with the sharks. The Sun (2009)They readily admit they have the advantage of being big fish in a small pond (though one suspects they would survive pretty well anyway). Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'big fish'
British English: big fish NOUN
If you describe someone as a big fish, you believe that they are powerful or important in some way.
The four men arrested were described by the police as really big fish.
Definition of big fish from the Collins English Dictionary
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