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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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.
Then they reminded us that they are image-conscious voters inclined to bestow the big enchilada on movies with perceived prestige and social importance, such as the serious, symbolically diversified drama Moonlight.
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.