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A Big Cheese

A big cheese is a humorous term that refers to an important or powerful person in an organization. Here are three examples to demonstrate this funny English idiom:

Unfortunately, contrary to what you think, I am not a big cheese at Toyota.
Mary’s uncle is
a big cheese at the World Institute of English Idiom Research.
Who does she think she is? She’s not
a big cheese in this organization.

Can you name a big cheese from each of the following groups, organizations or countries?

1. Facebook
2. F.C. Barcelona
3. Roman Catholic Church
4. Apple
5. France
6. Dallas Mavericks


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