heavy hitter

noun

Examples of heavy hitter in a Sentence

She spoke to a room full of political heavy hitters. Their company is one of the industry's heavy hitters.
Recent Examples on the Web That would include all its heavy hitters like The Last of Us, God of War, Horizon, Spider-Man, Ghost of Tsushima and others. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 The lineup for the 2024 edition of the French hard rock festival Hellfest will featuring a quartet of heavy hitters headlining from June 27-30, including Foo Fighters, Metallica, Machine Head and Avenged Sevenfold. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 28 Nov. 2023 Ten seasons ago, Invasion of the Champions brought in heavy hitters halfway through the game as a twist for the cast of non-winners. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, 18 Sep. 2023 While Taylor and Summers are heavy hitters, what was an already all-white board is now also all-male. Lila MacLellan, Fortune, 28 Nov. 2023 Three out of the five acts up for artist of the year at the 2023 Billboard Latin Music Awards are Mexican music heavy hitters, a reflection of the genre’s strong hold on Latin music today. Griselda Flores, Billboard, 27 Sep. 2023 Kareem Jackson has been a heavy hitter from the secondary throughout his NFL career. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 16 Sep. 2023 Organized by the National Gallery of Art in collaboration with LACMA, as well as with the National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Modern Art, it was produced by a pack of heavy hitters. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 22 Dec. 2023 Alvvays, Kurt Vile & the Violators and Courtney Barnett are among the heavy hitters confirmed for the 2024 edition of Austin Psych Fest, which will be held April 26-28 at the Texas capitol’s Far Out Lounge. Jonathan Cohen, SPIN, 13 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heavy hitter was in 1922

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“Heavy hitter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heavy%20hitter. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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