big gun


Definition of BIG GUN

:  one having preeminent status or power in a field

Examples of BIG GUN

  1. <for a high-profile case like this, the law firm uses only its big guns>

First Known Use of BIG GUN



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July 06, 2015
categorical Hear it
absolute or relating to a category
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