heavy hitter noun
: an important or powerful person or thing
Examples of HEAVY HITTER
- She spoke to a room full of political heavy hitters.
- Their company is one of the industry's heavy hitters.
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Related to HEAVY HITTER
- big, big boy, big cheese, bigfoot, biggie, big gun, big leaguer, big-timer, big wheel, bigwig, fat cat, heavy, big shot, heavyweight, high-muck-a-muck (or high-muckety-muck), honcho, kahuna, kingfish, kingpin, major leaguer, muckety-muck (also muck-a-muck or mucky-muck), nabob, nawab, nibs, nob [chiefly British], pooh-bah (also poo-bah), wheel
- lightweight, nobody, nonentity, nothing, shrimp, twerp, whippersnapper, zero, zilch
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