Big Wig




Previous Page

Big Wig : Phrases



Meaning:

Someone who is important and prominent in their field.


Example:

Tony Blaire was considered a
big wig in England until the English people began to question the country's involvement in the invasion of Iraq.


Origin:

The phrase alludes to huge wigs that the aristocracy wore in the 17th and 18th century England and France. Such large wigs are still worn by the Lord Chancellor and, until recently, by the Speaker of the House of Commons.


Phrases Index



From Big Wig to HOME PAGE






Share
Additional Info