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Instant Idiom: A big ________

A big _________ – someone important

Choose the right answer:

  1. arrogant
  2. blockhead
  3. flower
  4. fish

 

 

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The right answer is:

big_fish_Mary27.01.15 ®Mary Vertulfo&EwaS

 

fish.

(Yup, most of us are only small fish = small fry.)

Here are some examples of how you can use it:

Al Pacino came to the screening of my first film – Boy, was I delighted with such a big fish as my guest of honour!

Some people believe that if you are a big fish you’ll get better treatment in the hospital.

Example with small fry:

The police have arrested a few pathetic junkies. Why are they going after the small fry when the big drug dealers are comfortably sitting in their villas with their swimming pools?

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