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2006.9.5-----Slang  (big wig   &   rookie)

(2006-09-05 23:28:30)
分类: 英语习语
big wig
 
2006.9.5-----Slang <wbr> <wbr>(big <wbr>wig <wbr> <wbr> <wbr>& <wbr> <wbr> <wbr>rookie)
   
Definition:  
 
An important, powerful or famous person.

Example:  
 
1) My brother was a big wig at Enron before he went to jail for tax evasion.
2) Of course it's a good idea, but the big wigs will never agree to do it.

Etymology:  
 
Hundreds of years ago, judges, bishops and assorted nobles wore wigs while in the royal court. (In England, some still do!) The wig was a symbol of power and prestige, and the phrase refers to this strange, old practice.

Synonyms:  
 
big shot
 
 
 
rookie 
 
2006.9.5-----Slang <wbr> <wbr>(big <wbr>wig <wbr> <wbr> <wbr>& <wbr> <wbr> <wbr>rookie)
  
Definition: 
 
 A beginner; one who is new to a profession or field.

Example:
 
 1) The older players taught the rookie how to play the game.
2) It's not easy being a rookie police officer.

Etymology:  
 
This word is derived from 'recruit', a new member of an army.

Synonyms:  
 
newbie, greenhorn

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