HyperDic: important_person

English > 1 sense of the expression important person:
NOUNperson important person, influential person, personagea person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
English > important person: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events.
Synonymsinfluential person, personage
NarrowerExcellencyA title used to address dignitaries (such as ambassadors or governors)
big shot, big gun, big wheel, big cheese, big deal, big enchilada, big fish, head honchoAn important influential person
celebrity, famous personA widely known person
colossus, behemoth, giant, heavyweight, titanA person of exceptional importance and reputation
elder statesmanAny influential person whose advice is highly respected
eminence grise(French) a person who exercises power or influence in certain areas without holding an official position
fixer, influence peddlersomeone who intervenes with authorities for a person in trouble (usually using underhand or illegal methods for a fee)
heavy hitterAn influential person who works hard to promote the causes they are interested in
hierarchA person who holds a high position in a hierarchy
high-muck-a-muck, pooh-bahAn arrogant or conceited person of importance
kingmakerAn important person who can bring leaders to power through the exercise of political influence
kingpin, top banana, bigwigThe most important person in a group or undertaking
magnificoA person of distinguished rank or appearance
name, figure, public figureA well-known or notable person
nepotistA powerful person who shows favoritism to relatives or close friends
policy makersomeone who sets the plan pursued by a government or business etc.
power broker, powerbrokerA person who is important by virtue of the people or votes they control
sacred cowA person unreasonably held to be immune to criticism
sirdarAn important person in India
socialiteA socially prominent person
sunA person considered as a source of warmth or energy or glory etc
very important person, VIP, high-up, dignitary, panjandrum, high muckamuckAn important or influential (and often overbearing) person
worthyAn important, honorable person (word is often used humorously)
Broaderadult, grownupA fully developed person from maturity onward
Spanishgerifalte, persona con influencias, persona importante, personaje, primate, prócer
Catalanpersona amb influències, persona important, personatge, pròcer, prohom

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