Big Enchilada


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Big Enchilada

A slang term for a boss, a CEO, or some other executive in an organization.
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Already, says McAuliffe, South Carolina, Michigan and Arizona Democrats have indicated they will grab early February dates, and there is talk that California--the big enchilada in Democratic delegate selection--will move its primary forward to take advantage of the opening.
Three depart ures in February were followed in March by the big enchilada himself, Robert Knight, a truly dedicated homophobe who left, mysteriously enough, to take a job with Concerned Women for America.
What Nader can do is tip the balance in "battleground" states, like Ohio and Wisconsin and the big enchilada of California, to George W.
The big enchilada, however, was the gubernatorial bid, as Koch believed he wouldn't stand a chance without the county leaders.
My Greek friends in London assure me that Syriza will ditch its anti-capitalist, Marxist rhetoric once it assures power but I remember my Venezuelan friend telling me the same thing when a paratroop lieutenant-colonel named Hugo Chavez first became the big enchilada in Caracas.