800-pound gorilla


800–pound gorilla

noun \ˈāt-ˈhən-drəd-ˈpand-, -dərd-\

Definition of 800-POUND GORILLA

:  one that is dominating or uncontrollable because of great size or power <like it or not, the 800-pound gorilla usually sets the standard — Daya Nadamuni>

First Known Use of 800-POUND GORILLA

1976

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