短语a big fish in a small pond的直译是“一个小池塘里的大鱼”，实际表达的意思是一个小公司或小地方的大人物。
- Paul is a manager of a small company; he likes to be a big fish in a small pond.
- Jane might think she has power but she’s just a big fish in a small pond.
值得注意的是，我们用短语a cold fish来形容那些不友好、态度冷冰冰的人。
- Julie’s a cold fish; she never speaks to anyone in the office.