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Difference between Big shot and Large shot

big shot(sl.)

1. an important person:

  • I was asked to dine with Thomas Lamont, along with a number of big-shots in the American newspaper world.

2. a substantial injection of a drug:

  • The final chase scene hit me hard, like a big shot of heroin in the mainline vein.

3. a generous portion of liquor, etc.:

  • He then poured himself a big shot of the finest Malt.

large shot

1. = big shot 3:

  • Add a large shot of vodka, a large shot of freshly made espresso coffee, and a dash of sugar syrup.

2. (hist.) cannon-balls:

  • His musket balls reached us in every direction but his large shot either fell short or went considerably over us.