- (big fish is both the singular and the plural form.)1) N-COUNT If you describe someone as a big fish, you believe that they are powerful or important in some way. [INFORMAL]
The four men arrested were described as really big fish by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.Ant:2) PHRASE: v-link PHR If you say that someone is a big fish in a small pond, you mean that they are powerful or important but only within a small group of people. [INFORMAL]
In South Africa, Jani was a big fish in a small pond.
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