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Now the voa special English program: words & their stories.some expressions describe  people who are important or who at least  think they are.one such  expression is big wig.in the 17cen,important men in europ began to wear falsehairs called wigs.As years past,wigs began to get bigger the size of the men's wig  depended on how important he was,the more imp ortant he was or  thought he was ,the bigger the wig he wore.Some wigs were so large, they covered the men's shoulders or back.today the expression the big wig is

used to make fun of  the person who feels he was important ,people never tell someone he is a big wig,they only use the exp behind his back. Big will is another expression to describe an important  persom.A big will maybe  the head of a company,a political leader,a famous movie star.They are big wills beacause they are powerful, what they do affects many people.Big wils give the oders,other people  carry them out.
   As in many machines,a big wheel makes the little wills turn .big wheel began a popular expression after ww2,it probably comes from an expression used for many years  by people who fixed parts of cars and tracks .they said a person rolled a big wheel if he was important and had influence .The top of sth is the highest part ,so it is  not surprising that top is part of another expression that discrib an important person.the expression is top banana,a top banana is the leading person in a comedy show,a funnest comedian is called the top banana.the next is second banana and so on .why are banana?a commonly act in early days often included a part where one of the comedian would  hit the other over the head with a soft object ,the obj was shaved like the yellow food- the banana. Top banana still is used to mainly show business,yet the expression can also be used to discribe a  top person in any area.a kingpen is another word for an important person,the exp comes from the game of baolin.the ginpin is the n.1 pan,if hit correctly with the baolinball,the kinpen will make all the other 9 pins bao and that is the object of the game.So the most imp person in a project or business  is  the kingpen.if the kingpen is  removed,the  business or project is likely  to fail.kingpen is often used to discribe an important  criminal or the leader of a criminal gay . a newspaper may  report ,for exa, that  police have arrested a suspected kingpin of a car-stealing operation.

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Homework Now the VOA special English program"WORDS AND THEIR STORIES". Some expresions described people who are important or who at less think they are .One such expresion is "big x".In the 17th centry,important man in Europera began to will foce hair dcalled "x".As years past ,x began to get bigger .the sights of man's x depends on how important it was .The more important it was or thought it was ,the bigger the x he were .some x were so large they covered the man's shoulder or back .Today the expresion "big x" is used to make fun our person who feel important .,people never tell someone he is big x ,they only use expresion behind his back ."big will" is another way to describ any important person .a "bid will" may be held in a company a x leader of their movie star.They are big x because they are powerful or they do accepted many people.big x give the orders,other people carry them out .As in many mechines , a big will makes the little wills turn ,.big will began a popular expresion after the world ward 2. It proparly comes from and expresion use for many years by people who fix parts of cars and trucks . they said person role a big will if you were important and had influence.A top of something is the highest part so it is no suppriseing that top is a part of another expresion that describ any important person the exprsion is "top banana". the top banana is the leading person in the company show .the funnest xxxxx is called the top banana the next is the second banana and so on.why a banana? the company act in the earlier days of the include part while one of the commudian was hit the others over the head with a soft object. the object's shape was like a yellow food --the banana. top banana still is used maily in show business.yet,the exprsion can also be used to deacrib top person in any area."a king x" is another word for any important person.the exprsion comes from the game of viaring. the king x is the NO.1 x,if it corecly with the boling ball,the king x will make all the other 9x fall.and that is the object of the game.so the most important person in the x ject or business is the king x.if the king x is removed,the project or business is likely to fail .king x is often use to describ any important creatment or the leader of the creatxx game.a newspaper may reported for example,that the police have respcted a king x of the cars stealing operation.
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now the voa special english program--words and their stories some expressions describe people who r important or who at least think they r,one such expression is big wig. in the 17th century,important man in europe began to wear false hair,called wigs.as years past ,wigs began to get bigger,the size of a man's wig depended on how important he was.the more important he was or thought he was,the bigger the wig he wore. some wigs were so large they covered a man's shoulders and back.today the expression big wig is used to make fun of a person who feels important.people never tell someone he is a big wig,they only use the expressions behind his back. big wheel is another way to describe an important person,a big wheel may be the head of a company,a political leader,a famous movie star.they r big wheels because they r powerful,what they do affects many people.big wheels give the orders,other people carry them out.as in many machines,a big wheel makes the little wheels turn. big wheel began a popular expression after world war 2,it probabaly comes from an expression used for many years by people who fixed parts of cars and trucks,they said a person rode a big wheel if he was important and had imfluence. the top of sth is the highest part,so it's not so suprising that the part is another expression that describes an important peoson.the expression is top banana.a top banana is a leading person in a comedy show,the funniest comedian is called the top banana,the next is second banana and so on. a banana,a comedy act in earlier days often included a part where one of the comedians would hit the others over the head with a soft object,the object was shaped like a yellow food,the banana.top banana still is used mainly in show business, yet the expression can also be used to describe the top person in any area. a king pin is another word for an important person.the expression comes from the game of bowling.the king pin is the number one pin,if hit correctly with the bowling,the king pin will make all the other 9 pins fall.and that is the object of the game.so the most important person in a project or a business is the king pin,if the king pin is removed,the business or the project is likely to fail.king pin is often used to describe an important criminal or the leader of a criminal gang.a newspaper may report for example,that police has arrested the suspect king pin of a car stealing operation. this voa special english program words and their stories was written by mk. I'm WS.
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Now the VOA special English program: Words and Their Stories. Some expressions describe people who are important or who at least think they are. One such expression is vigwig (bigwig). In the 17th century, important men in Europe began to wear false hair called wigs. As years pasted (passed), wigs began to get bigger. The size of the man's wig depended how important he was. The more important he was or thought he was, the bigger the wig he wore. Some wigs were so large they covered the (a) man's shoulders or back. Today, the expression "bigwig" is used to make fun of a person who feels he is( ) important. People never tell someone he is a bigwig; they only use this expression behind his back. Big wheel is another way to describe an important person. A big wheel may be the head of a company, a political leader or a famous movie star. They are big wheels because they are powerful. What they do affects many people.Big wheels give the orders other people carry them out. As in many machines, a big wheel makes the little wheels turn. Bigwheel bagan (became) a popular expression after World War II. It probably comes from an expression used for many years by people who fix parts of cars and trucks. They said a person road (rolled)a big wheel if he was important and had an () influence. The top of something is the highest part, so it is not surprising that top is part of another expression that decribes an important person. The expression is "top banana". A top banana is the leading person in a comedy show. The funnest (funniest) comedian is called the top banana; the next is second banana and so on. Why a banana? A comedy act in earlier days often influend (included) a part where one of the comedians would hit the others over the head was (with) a soft object. The object was shaped like the yellow food(fruit): the banana. Top banana still is used mainly in show business yet the expression can also be used to describe the top person in any area. A kingpin is another word for an important person. The expresson comes from the game of bolling (bowling).The kingpin is the number one pin. If hit correctly with the bolling (bowling) ball, the kingpin will make all the other nine pins fall and that is the object of the game. So the most important person in a project or business is the kingpin. If the kinpin is removed, the business or project is likely to fail. Kingpin is often used to describe an important criminal or the leader of the criminal gang. A newspaper may report, for example, that police have arrested the suspective(suspected) kingpin of a cars steeling (cars-steeling)operation.
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wigor depended on how imporant you are,the more important you are or thought you are,the wig weighed he were,

some wig were so large they cover the man   or back,today the expression use to make fun of  the person who

feel important,people never tell someone he is big wig,he only use expression behind his back,big wheel is

another expression to describe any important person,a big wheel maybe a head of company,a political leader,

A is movie start ,they are big wheel because they are powerful,what they do affect many people,big wheels

give the orders ,other people carry them out,as in many machine ,big wheel makes   wheels turn,big wheel begin

a popular expression after world war two,it probably comes form a expression used for many years by people who

fix parts of cars or trucks ,they said people  rode big wheel if he is important or has infulence,the top

of something is the hairs part,so itis not surprising that top is part of another expression that describe

any important person,the expression is top  banana,  a top banana is a leading person in the company show,

a funnest committee is called top banana,the next is second banana and so on,why a banana ,the committee

act in earlier days often include a part where one of committees would hit anothers over the head with a

soft object ,the object shaped like a yellow food the banana,top banana mainly used in show business,this

expression can also be used  to describe important person in any area,a  pinpain   is another word for any

important person ,the expression comes form the game of volling,the  pinpain is number one  pain  ,if hit cractly of

the volling ball,the pinpain would make all the another line painsful,and that is the object of the game ,so the most

important person in the project or business is the pinpain,if the  kinpin  is removed the project or business is likely

to fail,    is also used to describe any important criminal or the leader of the criminal game,a newspaper a report

for example,the policeman  have arrested a suspected a  kinpin  of car stealing operation

 

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Now,the VOA Special English program,Words and Their Stories.Some expressions describe people who are important,or who at least think they are.One such expression is Big Wig.In the 17th century,important man in europe began to wear fox hair,called wigs.as years passed,wigs began to get bigger.The size of a man's wig depended on how important he was.The more important he was,or thought he was,the bigger the wig he wore. Some wigs are so large,they cover a man's shoulders or back.Today the expression Big Wig is used to make fun of a person who feels important.people never tells someone he is a Big Wig.They only use the expression behaind his back.Big Huil is another way to describle an important person.A Big Huil maybe the head of the company,a political leader,a famous movie star.They are Big Huils because the are powerful.what they do affects many people.Big Huils give the orders,other peole carry them out.As in many machines,a bighuil makes the little huils turn.Big Huil began a popular expression after WWII,It probably comes from an expression used for many years by people who fix parts of cars and trucks.They said a person"Rode a big huil".If you was important,and had influence.The top of something is the highest part,so it is not surprising that top is a part of another expression that describles an important person.The expression is"Top Banana".A Top Banana is a leading person in a comedy show.The funniest comedian is called"The Top Banana".The next is Second Banana and so on.Why a banana?A comedy acted in earlier days often included a part where one of the comedians were hit the others over the head with a soft object.The object is shaped like the yellow fruit,the banana.Top Banana still is used mainly in show business.Yet the expression can also be used to describe the top person in any area.A kingpin is also another word for important person.The expression came from the game of boling.The kingpin is the number one pin.If hit correctly by the boling ball,the kingpin will make the other nine pins fall.And that is the object of the game.So the most important person in project or a business a kingpin.If the kingpin is removed,the business or the project is likely to fail.Kingpin is often used to describe an  important criminal or the leader or a criminal gain.A newspaper may report,for example,that police has arrested the suspected kingpin of a car-stealing operation.This VOA Special English Program,Words and their stories,was written by Maryland Christiniano.I'm Worying Shill

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 Some expressions describe people who are important or who at least think they are. One such expression is big wig. In17th century, important man in Europe began to wear false hair called wigs. As heir is passed, wigs began to get bigger. The size of a man’s wig depended on how important he was. The more important he was or thought he was, the bigger the wig he wore. Some wigs were so large they covered man’s shoulders or back. Today the expression big wig is used to make fun of a person who feels important. People never tell someone he is a big wig. They only use the expression behind his back.

 Big whale is another way to describe any important person. A big whale may be the head of a company, a political leader or a famous movie star. They are big whales because they are powerful. What they do affects many people. Big whales give the orders, other people carry them out. As a man-made machine, a big whale makes the little whales turn. Big whale began a popular expression after world war two. It probably comes from the expression used for many years by people who fix parts of cars and trucks. They said person rode a big whale if he was important and had influence.

The top of something is the highest part. So it’s not surprising that top is part of another expression that describes any important person. The expression is top banana. A top banana is the leading person in the comedy show. The funniest comedy is called the top banana. The next is the second banana and so on. Quite like a banana, a comedy act in earlier days often included a part where one of the comedies was hitting the others over the head with a soft object. The object was shaped like the yellow fruit, the banana. Top banana still is used mainly in show business. Yet, the expression is also used to describe the top person in any area.

A king pin is another word for any important person. The expression comes from the game of bowling. The king pin is the number one pin. If it had correctly with bowling ball, the king pin will make all the other nine pins fall. And that’s the objective of the game. So the most important person in the project or business is the king pin. If the king pin is removed, the business or project is likely to fail. King pin is often used to describe any important criminal or the leader of a criminal gang. A newspaper may report for example that police have arrested the suspected king pin of car stealing operation.

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Now the VOA special english program ,words and the storys . Some expressions descrice people who are important or who at least think they are.One such expression is bigwig.In the 17th century,important man in europe began to wear force called . As use past we began to get bigger.The size and the name is depend how important it was.The more important he was or so it was the bigger the we he was.Some weeks was so large they cover the man shoulder or back. Today the expression bigwig is used to make fun of who person is few important.People never tell someone he is bigwig . They only use the expression behind his back. Bighor is another way to descirce an important person.A bighor maybe have a company,a polical leader, or the movie star,they are bighor because they are powerful.What they do affect many peolple .Bighor give the order,other people care them out.As in many machines ,a beghor make the little huior turn.Bighor became a popluar expression after the war too.It porbably came from an expression use for many years by people who cars and trafic.They said the person those the bighor if it was important and had influence. The pa of something is higher part .so it is not surprising the tarp is part of another expression that it descrice an important people.The exporesson is top banana.The top banana is the leading person in a company .The funny is banana is call top banana.The next is second banana and so on.Why a banana,a company ask in earlier day often the part.Well one of the with heat the others over the head with the soft ugrent .The ugrent with share like the yellow food the banana.Top banana still is used many in it is .This expresson can also be used to descrice the top person in every area. A keepean is another word for an important person.This expression came from the game voling .The keepean is the number one pean.It is correctly brong born .The keepean was made of all the other pean fault . And that they urgent over the game.So the most important person in a porjest or business is the keepean.If the keepean is removed,the business or the project is likely to fail.Keepean is often used to descrice an important criminal or the leader of criminal guy.An newspaper may report for example.That police have in keepean of

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Now the VOS Special English program "words and their stories".

Some expression describe people who are important or who at least think they are.One such an expression is "big wig".In the 17 centrery,important men in Eurrope began to wear forse hair called wigs.As years passed,wigs began to get bigger.The size of men's wigs depended on how important he was.The more important he was or thought he was,the bigger the wig he weared.The wigs are so large that they covered the men'shoulder or back.Today the expression "big wig" is used to make fun of people who feels important.People never told anyone who is big wig,they often use the expression behide his back.

Big / is another way to describe important people.A big / may be the head of a company,a political leader or a big movie star.They are big because they are powerful people.What they do effects many people.Big /give the orders,other people carry them out.As in many machine,a big / makes the little / turn.Big /began a popular expression after World War /.It probably comes from the expression used for many years by people who fix cars and trucks.They said people rode in big / if he was important or had influence.The top of something is the highest part,so it isn't surpring that top is part another expression that describe an important people.The expression is top banana.A top banana is the leading person in a comedyshow.The funniest comidian is called the top banana.The next is second and so on.Why a banana?A comedy act in earlier days.often included the part where a comedian would hit another over the head with a soft object./////////

Top banana is also used mainly in show business.Yet the expression can also be used to describe top person in any area.A king pin is another word for an important person.The expression comes from the games bowling.The king pin is the No.1 pin.If you hit correctly the ball,the king pin will make oother balls fall and that is the object of the game.So the most important person in an project or business is the king pin.If the king pin is removed,the project or business is likely to fail.The king pin is often used to describe a criminal or the leader of a crime gang.A  news paper may report ,for example, the police have arrested the suspected king pin of a car stealing operation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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     Now the VOA special English program words and stories.

     Some expressions describe people who are important or who are least think they are. One such expression is bigwig, In the 17th century, important men in European began to wear false hair called wigs. As years passed, wigs began to get bigger, the size of a man's wig depended on how important he was, the more important he was or thought he was. the bigger, the wig he were. Some wigs were so large they covered a man's shoulders or back. Today, the expression bigwig is used to make fun of a person who feels important. people never tell someone he is a bigwig, they only used expression behind his back.

    bigwheel is another way to describe an important person. A bigwheel maybe the head of a company, a political leader or famous movie star. they are bigwheels, because they are powerful. what they do affacts many people. Bigwheel give the orders other people carried them out. As in many machines, a big wheel makes after World War Two. It probably comes from an expression used for many years by people who `` cars and trucks. They said a person `` a big wheel if they are important he was and had influence. they top of something is the highest part, so it is not surprising that top is part of another expression that describe an important person. the expression is top banana. A top banana is the leading person in the comedy show. the fun `` is called the top banana. the next is second banana and so on. why a banana? a comedy act in early days ```````  over the head ``` object. the object was shaped like the yellow fruit-- banana.  top banana still is used ``in show business. yet the expression can also be used to describe the top person in any area.

    A Kingpin is another word for an important person. the expression comes from the game of bowling. the kingpin is the NO.1 pin. if ``  with the bowling ball. the kingpin will make all the other nine pins fall. And that is the object of the game, so the most important person in a project or business is the kingpin. If the kingpin is removed, the business or project is likely to fail. kingpin is often used to describe an important `or the leader of a ``.

   A newspaper may report, for example, that police have arrested the suspected kingpin of a car stealing operation.

homewok Now the VOA special english program words and their stories some expressions describe people who are important who at least think they are. One such expression is bigwig. In the seventeenth century important men in Europe began to wear false hair called wigs. As years passed, wigs began to get bigger. The size of a man’s wig depended on how important he was. The more important he was or thought he was, the bigger the wig he wore. Some wigs were so large that covered a man’s shoulders or back. Today the expression bigwig is used to make fun of a person who feels important. People never tell someone he is bigwig. They only use the expression behind this back. Big wheel is another way to describe an important person. A big wheel may be the head of a company, a political leader, a famous movie star. They are big wheels because they are powerful. What they do affects many people. Big wheels give the orders, other people carry them out. As in many machines, a big wheel makes the little wheels turn. Big wheel began a popular expression after World War Two. It probably comes from an expression used for many years by people who fix parts of cars and trucks. They said a person rolled a big wheel if he was important and had influence.The top of something is the highest part. So it is not surprising that top is part of another expressions that describes an important person. The expression is top banana. A top banana is the leading person in a comedy show. The funniest comedian is called the top banana. The next is second banana and so on. Why is a banana? A comedy act in earlier days often included a part where one of the comedians would hit the others over the head with a soft object. The object was shaped like the yellow fruit, the banana. Top banana still is used mainly in show business. Yet the expression can also be used to describe the top person in any area. A king pin is another word for any important person. The expression comes from the game of bowling. The kingpin is the number one pin. If hit correctly with the bowling ball, the king pin will make all the other nine pins fall. And that is the object of the game. So the most important person in a project or a business is the kingpin. If the kingpin is removed, the business or project is likely to fail. King pin is often used to describe an important criminal or the leader of a criminal gang. A newspaper may report, for example, that police have arrested the suspected king pin of a car stealing operation.

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Some expressions describe people who are important or who at least think they are. One such expression is ‘bigwig’.

 

In the 17th century, important man in europe began to wear false hair called wigs. As years past, wigs began to get bigger. The size of a man’s wig depended on how important he was. The more important he was or thought he was, the bigger the wig he wore. Some wigs were so large they covered a man shoulders or back. Today, the expression ‘bigwig’ is used to make fun of a person who feels important. People never tell someone he is a bigwig, they only use the expression behind his back.

 

Bigwheel is another way to describe an important person. A bigwheel maybe the head of a company, a political leader, a famous movie star. They are bigwheels because they are powerful. What they do affects many people. Bigwheels give the orders, other people carry them out. As in many machines, a bigwheel makes the little wheels turn. Bigwheel began a popular expression after World War 2. It probably comes from an expression used for many years by people who fix parts of cars and trucks. They said a person rode a big wheel if he was important and had influence.

 

The top of something is the highest part. So it is not surprising that ‘top’ is part of another expression that describes an important person. The expression is ‘top banana’. A top banana is the leading person in a comedy show. The funnest comedian is called the top banana. The next is second banana and so on.

 

Why a banana? A comedy act in earlier days often included a part: where one of the comedians would hit the others over the head with a soft object. The object was shaped like the yellow fruit, the banana. Top banana still is used many in show business. Yet, the expression can also be used to describe a top person in any area.

 

A kingpin is another word for an important person. The expression comes from the game of bowling. The kingpin is the No.1 pin. If hit correctly with the bowling ball, the kingpin will make all the other 9 pins fall, and that is the object of the game.

 

So the most important person in a project or business is the kingpin. If the kingpin is removed, the business or project is likely to fail. Kingpin is often used to describe an important criminal or the leader of a criminal game. A newspaper may report, for example, that police have arrested the suspected kingpin of a cars stealing operation.

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Words and their stories. Some expressions describe people who are important or who at least think they are. One such expression is big wig. In the 17 century, important man in Europe began to wear false hair called wigs. As year as passed, wigs began to get bigger. The size of a man's wig depended on how important he was. The more important he was or thought he was, the bigger the wig he wore. Some wigs were so large they covered the man's shoulders or back. Today, the expression big wig is used to make fun over a person who feel he is important. People never tell someone he is a big wig. They only used the expression behind his back. Big wheel is another way to describle any important person. A big wheel may be a head of company or a politcal leader or a famous movie star. They are big wheels because they are powerful. What they do affects many people. Big wheels give their orders other people carried them out. As in many machines, a big wheel makes the little wheel's turn. The big wheel became a popular spection after the world were too. It probably comes from many expression used for many years by people who fix parks of cards and tracks. They said a person wrote a big wheel if he was important and had influnce. The top of something is the highest part, so it is the next surprizing that top is part of another expression that describes any important person. The expression is "top banana". A top banana is the leading person in the commerty show. A fun is the conmedium is callded the top banana. The next is the second banana and so on. Why a banana a company act in eariler days often included part while one of the commediums would hit the others over the head with a soft object. The object will shade the like yellow flute the banana. Top banana still is used mainly in show business. Yet the expression can also be used to describe the top person in any area. A kingpin is another word for any important person. The expression comes from the game of bowling. The kingpin is the No.1 pin. If it correctly with the bowling bowl. The kingpin will make all the other nine pins fall. And that is the object of the game. So the most important preson in this project of business is the kingpin. If the kingpin is removed, the business of project is likely to fail. Kingpin is often used to describle an important criminal or the leader of a criminal game. A newspaper may report for example that police have arrested a suspected kingpin of a car stealing operation.
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Now the VOA sperical english program words and theirs stories some expressions describe people who are important or who ant least think ther are .one such expression bigwig In the seventeenth century important man in Eupore began to wears false hair ,called wigs.as years passed wigs began to get bigger. The size of the mans wig depened on how important he was.the more important he was _or thought was the bigger the wig he wore.some wigs was so large .They covered the man showed or back. today the expressions bigwigs is used to make of a fun a persons feels important people never tell someone he is a bigwig they only use the espression behind his back big wheel is a another way to describe any important persons a big wheel maybe the had a company a political leader a famous move stars they are big wheels because they are powerful what thet do a fax many people big wheel get the olders another people carry them out.as in many machines are big wheel make the little wheel turn. Big wheel became a popular expression after world war two .it probably came froms expressions ued many years by people fix past a cars and trucks.they said person a road a bigwig if he was a important and dad a influnce The top of something is the highest part so it is not surprising that is top of another expression that describe an important persons the expression is top banana A top banana is the leading person in a comedy show.a funny is the comedian is called the top banana .the next is second banana and so on Why a banana? A comedy act in earlier days often included a part where one of the comedians would hit the others over the head with a soft object.the object was shaped like the yellow fruit,the banana. Top banana still is used mainly in show business Yet the expression can also be used to describe the top person in any area A kingpo is another word for an important person, The expression comes from the game of bowling .The kingpo is the number one pin if hit .....with the bowling ball,the kingpin will make all theother nine pins fall. So, the most important person in a project or business is the kingpin. if the kingpin is removed the business or project is likely to flod. kingpin is ofen used to describe an important ....or the leader of a cri...gang A newspaper may report for example,that p;lice have arr...the ....kingpin of a car stealing operation
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Now the VOA special English program Words and Their Stories.Some expressions describe people who are important or who at least think they are.One such expression is bigwig.In the 17th century important man in Europe began to wear full hair called wigs.As years passed wigs began to get bigger.the size of the man’s wiges depended on how important he was.the more important he was or thought he was the bigger wig he wore.Some wigs were so large  they cover a man’s shouders and back..

Today the expression bigwig is used to make fun of the person who fells important.People never tell someone he is bigwig,they only used the expression behind his back.

Big wheel is another expression to describle an important person.A big wheel may be a head of company,a political leader, a famous movie star. They are bigwheels because they are powerful.what they do affects many people.Bigwheels give orders,other people carry them out.As in machine a big wheel makes little wheels turn.

Big wheel began to a popular expression after World War 2.It probably come from a expression used for many years by people who fix parts of their cars or trucks.They said a person rolled a big wheel if he was important and had influences.

The top of something is the highest part ,so it is not surprising that top is part of another expression to describe an important persion.the expression is top banana.a top banana is the leading person in a comedy show.The finest canidie is called the top banana.The next is second banana and so on.why a bunana ,a comedy acted in early days often included a part that a canidiate knock another canidiar over the head with a soft object.the object was shaped like the yellow fruit the bunana.Top bunana still is used mainly in show business.Yet the expression can also be used to describle the top person in any area.

A king pin is another word for an important person.the expression comes from the game of bolin.The king pin is the number one pin.if he correctly make bolin ball,the king pin will make another nine pin fall.And that is the object of the game.So the most important person in the project or business is the king pin.If the king pin is removed ,the businessor project is likely to fail. King pin is often used to describle a important creminal or the leader of a criminal gang.A newspaper usually reported for example that the police had arrested the suspected kingpin of a car stealing operation.

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