„Because you had to be a big shot, didn't you
You had to open up your mouth
You had to be a big shot, didn't you
All your friends were so knocked out
You had to have the last word, last night
You know what everything's about
You had to have a white hot spotlight
You had to be a big shot last night.“

—  Billy Joel

Big Shot.
Song lyrics, 52nd Street (1978)

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or just let it slip?
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