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Meaning of big cheese in English

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adj. big•ger, big•gest,
adv., n. adj.

Big, large, and great are used to talk about size. They can all be used in front of countable nouns, but only great can be used in front of uncountable nouns.

Big, large, and great can all be used to describe objects. Big is the word you usually use in conversation. Large is more formal. Great is used in stories to show that something is very impressive because of its size.

When you are describing amounts, you usually use large.

Be Careful!
Don’t use ‘big’ to describe amounts. Don’t say, for example, ‘ She made a very big amount of money ‘.

When you are describing feelings or reactions, you usually use great.

When surprise is a countable noun, you can use either big or great in front of it.

Don’t use ‘large’ to describe feelings or reactions.

When you are describing a problem or danger, you use big or great.

Don’t use ‘large’ to describe a problem or danger.

Great is used to say that a person or place is important or famous.

In conversation, you can use great and big together in order to emphasize the size of something. You always put great first.

Be Careful!
You can say that someone is in great pain, but you don’t usually use ‘big’, ‘large’, or ‘great’ to describe an illness. Instead you use adjectives such as bad, terrible, or severe.

Past participle: bigged
Gerund: bigging

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