Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘even the most humble visitors are treated like VIPs’
celebrity, famous person, very important person, personality, name, big name, famous name, household name, star, superstar, celebutante, leading light, mogul, giant, great, master, king, guru
dignitary, luminary, worthy, grandee, lion, public figure, pillar of society, notable, notability, personage, panjandrum
informal heavyweight, celeb, somebody, someone, bigwig, biggie, big shot, big noise, big gun, big cheese, big chief, nob, lady muck, lord muck, top brass, honcho, head honcho, top dog, supremo, megastar, heavy, fat cat
North American informal big wheel, big kahuna, kahuna, top banana, big enchilada, macher, high muckamuck, high muckety-muck
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