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Meaning of a big fish in a small pond in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A BIG FISH IN A SMALL POND

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A BIG FISH IN A SMALL POND

a big fish in a small pond
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Synonyms and antonyms of a big fish in a small pond in the English dictionary of synonyms

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WORDS RELATING TO «A BIG FISH IN A SMALL POND»

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Translation of «a big fish in a small pond» into 20 languages

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The translations of a big fish in a small pond from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a big fish in a small pond» in English.
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zh

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大鱼小池塘
1,325 millions of speakers
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es

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un pez grande en un estanque pequeño
550 millions of speakers
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en

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a big fish in a small pond
510 millions of speakers
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hi

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एक छोटे से तालाब में एक बड़ी मछली
380 millions of speakers
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ar

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سمكة كبيرة في بركة صغيرة
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ru

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большая рыба в маленьком пруду
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pt

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um peixe grande em um pequeno lago
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fr

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un gros poisson dans un petit étang
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de

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ein großer Fisch in einem kleinen Teich
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ja

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井の中の蛙
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ko

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작은 연못 에서 큰 물고기
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vi

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một con cá lớn trong một cái ao nhỏ
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it

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un grande pesce in un piccolo stagno
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pl

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duże ryby w małym stawie
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uk

Translator English - Ukrainian

велика риба в маленькому ставку
40 millions of speakers
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ro

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un pește mare într- un iaz mic
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el

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ένα μεγάλο ψάρι σε μια μικρή λιμνούλα
15 millions of speakers
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af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n groot vis in ´n klein dam
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sv

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en stor fisk i en liten damm
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no

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en stor fisk i en liten dam
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Trends of use of a big fish in a small pond

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A BIG FISH IN A SMALL POND»

The term «a big fish in a small pond» is quite widely used and occupies the 43.329 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a big fish in a small pond

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A BIG FISH IN A SMALL POND»

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A Big Fish in a Small Pond: The 21 Things Successfu
In A Big Fish in a Small Pond, he shares the story of trying to use his faith alone to solve all his problems and challenges, finding the end result was repeated frustration, mediocrity, and failure.
autorMike Ike, 2008
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A Big Splash in a Small Pond: Finding a Great Job <
... self-made people who own and operate small businesses. HOW THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU FIND A JOB IN A SMALL COMPANY A Big Fish in a Small Pond will show you how to understand and penetrate the small-business market.
autorLinda Resnick, 1994
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Idioms in the News - 1,000 Phrases, Real Examples
Wes Moyer was the big man on campus when he was a senior on the Alameda High football team in 2007...Then he got to college. After a late recruiting process brought him to Yale, Moyer was no longer a big fish in a small pond. —Contra ...
autorPeter Bengelsdorf
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Fast-Tracking Your Career: Soft Skills for Engineering and ...
Practicing the following rules, defined later in the chapter, can help us achieve similar deftness in being Career Smart: Opting to be a big fish in a small pond Hopping to a more opportune pond at opportune moments Never polishing a sneaker ...
autorWushow Chou, 2013
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Cheater's Guide to Speaking English Like a Native
The new director was a big wheel in his previous company but is not so important now. b. Who is the big cheese in that company? c. I've never seen so many big wigs in a single company! Big fish in a small pond A "big fish in a small pond" ...
autorBoye Lafayette De Mente, 2007
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Cartoon-illustrated Metaphors: Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches, ...
lf Bill Gates were to quit Microsoft and form a startup company, he would be a big fish in a small pond. » They offered me a promotion to manager in our field office in Tulsa. However, with only eight people employed there, l felt that l would ...
autorKaiman Lee, 2003
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The Wonders
“Better to be a big fish in a small pond than a small fish in a big pond. As a result, the ego then fights the concept of moving to the big pond.” But we're suggesting, if you allow the ego to perceive that it is a big fish in a small pond and a big fish ...
autorRene Gaudette, Maggie McGuffin-Gaudette, 2001
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Dream Builders, Dream Killers: Voice of an Immigrant from Haiti
I have therefore chosen to be small fish in a big pond, except that I want to be a “ big fish” in a small pond only in the context of what role I can play in my inner family circle. In “Covenant” by the Tavis Smiley Group, one author talks about ...
autorBerteau Joisil, 2010
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Law School For Dummies
... fits your Deciding Whether You Want to Be a Big or Small Fish in the Law School Pond One question that's important to ask yourself in choosing a law school is: Would you rather be a big fish in a small pond, or a small fish in a big pond?
autorRebecca Fae Greene, 2011
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Book Yourself Solid Illustrated: The Fastest, Easiest, and ...
The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling Michael Port. ' WHEN THE FISH GET FED, WOULDN'T YOU RATHER BE A BIG FISH IN A SMALL POND ...
autorMichael Port, 2013
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A BIG FISH IN A SMALL POND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a big fish in a small pond is used in the context of the following news items.
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Shane Mosley Jr: BKB is "a good fit for me"
Can Shane Mosley, Jr be a big fish in a small pond? The young fighter insists he has no plans at this moment to fully transition to BKB but hinted he'll fight where ... «FightSaga, Jun 15»
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Small Victories, Large Discoveries: On Fishes, Ponds, and Finding …
... Malcolm Gladwell devotes a lengthy chapter to the proverbial fish-in-pond question: Is it better to be a big fish in a small pond, or a small fish in a big pond? «The Millions, Jun 15»
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Australian HSC students have Ivy League universities in their sights
"In Australia, you're a big fish in a small pond, and in the US you're a small fish in a big pond," Ms Liang said. "I want to have that experience of being ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jun 15»
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A Floating Observation Dome Gives Fish A Glimpse Of The Outside …
Some people revel in being a big fish in a small pond. But real fish stuck in a real pond probably aren't as happy about the situation. So to make the Koi ... «Gizmodo Australia, Jun 15»
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Nishikori loses golden opportunity for glory in Paris
Otani, who will turn 21 next month, is clearly a big fish in a small pond up in Hokkaido. But you wonder how long he is going to be content with that. Now in his ... «The Japan Times, Jun 15»
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Powerful Victims
Unlike in Asia where he was a big fish in a small pond and could get a lot done for his division, in the head office so many people needed to be consulted before ... «Forbes, May 15»
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Gerard Craft Finally Just Won a James Beard Award. So What Took …
... view this with suspicion, arguing that he couldn't have cared less where he landed so long as it gave him the opportunity to be a big fish in a small pond. «Riverfront Times, May 15»
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Choose the Right Topic If You Want to Make Money from Your Blog
Some experts advise being a big fish in a small pond, but I think the exact opposite. You should try the big pond because that is where the money is. While your ... «Lifehacker, Apr 15»
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Don't demonise immigrants: a diverse, multilingual workforce is …
I guess I'm one of those entrepreneurs who'd rather be a small fish in a big pond, rather than a big fish in a small pond. Or maybe I'm an adrenaline junkie who ... «The Guardian, Apr 15»
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Why Millennials Need to Stand Out (or What I'd Say in a …
It allows someone to first become a big fish in a small pond. If starting out a podcast, for instance, it'd be better to focus all episodes on something specific. «Huffington Post, Apr 15»
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