heavy hitter

noun

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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 ensures a heavy hitter leaves the game and frees up a skull for Cory. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, "The Challenge: Double Agents recap: Instant regret," 18 Mar. 2021 The dark end of the spectrum is well represented, ready to serve those drinkers looking for a heavy hitter. Kelly Dearmore, Dallas News, "Windmills brewery is now open in The Colony’s Grandscape," 15 Mar. 2021 Last year, Justice League's Ray Fisher made shocking allegations of abuse against the superhero film's director Joss Whedon, but more stars have since come forward with similar stories about the Hollywood heavy hitter's misbehaviour on set. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, "New Allegations Of Abuse Against Buffy Creator Joss Whedon Have Surfaced," 17 Feb. 2021 Last year, Justice League's Ray Fisher made shocking allegations of abuse against the superhero film's director Joss Whedon, but more stars have since come forward with similar stories about the Hollywood heavy hitter's misbehavior on set. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, "New Allegations Of Abuse Against Buffy Creator Joss Whedon Have Surfaced," 16 Feb. 2021 Two of its four founders -- Derrick Rossi and Robert Langer -- are especially heavy hitters in the science community. Robert Kuznia, CNN, "In quest for vaccine, US makes 'big bet' on company with unproven technology," 1 May 2020 With Beckham as the face of the franchise, expectations are that this new Miami team will be an MLS heavy hitter in the same stratosphere of recent league newcomers Atlanta United and LAFC. Jim Reineking, USA TODAY, "MLS 2020 top story lines: Atlanta United, LAFC chasing reigning champion Seattle Sounders," 26 Feb. 2020 Big names like Ralph Lauren and Robert Allen signed on right away, with other heavy hitters following suit. Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "2020 Visionaries: Barbara Karpf," 28 Feb. 2020 Kenya has been noted as an alternative to shoe manufacturing in China, along with other heavy hitters like Vietnam, Bangladesh and Indonesia. Neha Wadekar, Quartz Africa, "Kenya has world-class runners but investors have been hesitant to back locally-made running shoes," 17 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of heavy hitter

1922, in the meaning defined above

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2 Apr 2021

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“Heavy hitter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heavy%20hitter. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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heavy hitter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of heavy hitter

US, informal : an important or powerful person or thing

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