Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Big Cheese

In an organization, the big cheese is the person in charge of a particular branch. Big cheeses, as a group, are synonymous with Very Important Persons (V.I.P.s). Ex.: "No, I don't want to speak to his assistant. I want to talk to the big cheese as soon as possible." Here, "the big cheese" is the only person with the actual authority to make things happen.

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