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.

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The introduction of its new voice assistant is another sign that BMW doesn’t want to be beholden to Silicon Valley’s heavy hitters. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "BMW is the latest automaker to introduce its own in-car voice assistant," 6 Sep. 2018 They're also outfitted with artwork from names like Dabs & Myla and REVOK, which speaks to the resort's new focus on art overall—Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat are some of many heavy hitters displayed throughout the Palms. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "These Newly Renovated Las Vegas Villas Cost Up to $40,000 a Night," 17 July 2018 Overall, the Luxury Card stacks up well with the heavy hitters in travel credit cards. Ryan Craggs, Condé Nast Traveler, "The New SPG Luxury Credit Card Is Suddenly One of the Best Travel Credit Cards," 14 Sep. 2018 Spray: Sprays also had some heavy hitters with five formulas scoring recommendations from Consumer Reports. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Consumer Reports' 5 Best Sunscreens for Summer," 11 May 2018 Against a strong Sandra Day O'Connor (39-5-2) team that had some heavy hitters up front, Desert Vista (38-9-1) found extra gears to get to just about every ball that was drilled to its side. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Desert Vista captures 6A boys volleyball title for Alex DePriest," 11 May 2018 Day two of CMA Fest, which runs June 7-10, brought several more heavy hitters to the Nissan Stadium stage in Nashville. Melinda Newman, Billboard, "CMA Fest 2018: Backstage With Luke Combs, Brett Young, Old Dominion, Charley Pride & Midland," 9 June 2018 Social-Cognitive Albert Bandura and Walter Mischel are the heavy hitters of this theory. Lacy Schley, Discover Magazine, "Personality," 15 June 2018 Bee beat out such heavy hitters as Jimmy Fallon, Bill Maher and Seth Meyers for her nomination in the top talk race. Michael O'connell, The Hollywood Reporter, "Samantha Bee Says C-Word Debacle Came With "Steep Learning Curve"," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of heavy hitter

1922, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of heavy hitter

: an important or powerful person or thing

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