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What does big fish in a small pond mean?

Meaning of idioms with examples...

big fish in a small pond


One who has achieved a high rank or is highly esteemed, but only in a small, relatively unimportant, or little known location or organization.

Another variation of this idiom is:

a big frog in a small pond


Dr. Jones could get a professorship at an Ivy League university, but he enjoys being a big fish in a small pond too much to ever leave Hanover College.

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