top banana / big cheesenoun

  • ja(組織などで)一番重要な人
  • enthe most important person in an organization or activity

Examples

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Number 1: The big cheese often gets little praise.
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What, no love?
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So, whether it’s right or wrong, most people just assume that the boss doesn't really need praise.
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Let's really try to impress the big cheese on this take.
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Oh, you're doing a great job, Jerry!
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I literally can't see anything in these goggles.
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The silverback is the big cheese of the gorilla troop, and his dominance is unquestionable.
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The largest, meanest gorilla in the group, he typically does not tolerate other males—
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though some troops do have males who remain attached to the group and are subordinate to the silverback.
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As we take our grand tour of the solar system here on Crash Course Astronomy, we’re going
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to skip over the asteroids for now—we’ll get to ‘em, I promise—and instead pay
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a visit to the King of the Planets, the big guy, the top dog, the big cheese, the head honcho.
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The one and only Jupiter.