a man/woman/person to reckon with

noun phrase

: someone who is strong and cannot be ignored
When she won her first three matches, the other players realized that she was a woman to reckon with.

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“A man/woman/person to reckon with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20man%2Fwoman%2Fperson%20to%20reckon%20with. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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