big\ frog\ in\ a\ small\ pond


big\ frog\ in\ a\ small\ pond
n. phr. informal
An important person in a small place or position; someone who is respected and honored in a small company, school, or city; a leader in a small group.

As company president, he had been a big frog in a small pond, but he was not so important as a new congressman in Washington.

Contrast: little frog in a big pond

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • big frog in a small pond — {n. phr.}, {informal} An important person in a small place or position; someone who is respected and honored in a small company, school, or city; a leader in a small group. * /As company president, he had been a big frog in a small pond, but he… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • big frog in a small pond — {n. phr.}, {informal} An important person in a small place or position; someone who is respected and honored in a small company, school, or city; a leader in a small group. * /As company president, he had been a big frog in a small pond, but he… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • small\ frog\ in\ a\ big\ pond — • little frog in a big pond • small frog in a big pond n. phr. An unimportant person in a large group or organization. In a large company, even a fairly successful man is likely to feel like a little frog in a big pond. When Bill transferred to a …   Словарь американских идиом

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