heavy hitter

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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 Visser Precision provides precision parts for the aerospace and automotive industries, with heavy hitters like Tesla, SpaceX, and Lockheed Martin on its client list. Brian Barrett, Wired, "Security News This Week: An Unfixable Flaw Threatens 5 Years of Intel Chips," 7 Mar. 2020 This week featured tons of surprise (and planned, of course) releases from some of music’s heavy hitters. Sydney Scott, Essence, "Saweetie, GALXARA, Drake, Future And Other Singles We Loved This Week," 1 Feb. 2020 Literature's heavy hitters—Melville, Maugham, Michener—chronicled their time on the islands, using them as languid backdrops to the plot. Rebecca Misner, Condé Nast Traveler, "Island Hopping in French Polynesia," 15 Nov. 2019 Teams lacking the likes of Saquon Barkley, Derrick Henry, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson will have to resort to Plan B as the quartet of fantasy heavy hitters will be on byes. Brandon C. Williams, The Denver Post, "Fantasy football Week 11 starts and sits: Carson Wentz, Lamar Jackson, Josh Jacobs," 14 Nov. 2019 In the past, heavy hitters such as Drake, Wale, Big Sean, Rick Ross and more have hit the stage. 12 p.m. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "HU! You Know! Your Official Party Guide To Howard Homecoming Weekend 2019," 9 Oct. 2019 BUSINESS The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation added several heavy hitters from the music industry to its board of directors on Wednesday. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Jody Gerson, Jon Platt, Michele Anthony and Pharrell Join Rock Hall of Fame Foundation Board," 19 Feb. 2020 The 6-foot, 207-pound safety was branded a nimble heavy hitter after four seasons at Florida State. Kyle Fredrickson, The Denver Post, "Broncos safety Trey Marshall aims to build on breakout performance in first NFL start," 27 Dec. 2019 Toledo Bend been known as a heavy hitter for years. Matt Williams, ExpressNews.com, "Research study following bass that go beep," 19 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of heavy hitter

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Heavy hitter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heavy%20hitter. Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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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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