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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Three heavy hitters are joining the cast of Mortal Kombat, director Simon McQuoid’s live-action movie based on the classic videogame franchise that’s set to start shooting in Australia this fall. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Mortal Kombat casts Sonya Blade, Kano, and new mystery lead," 26 Aug. 2019 They should be favored in every other game leading up to back-to-back November games with the conference’s heavy hitters in Oklahoma and Texas. The Si Staff, SI.com, "2019 College Football Crystal Ball: Playoff Picks, Darkhorse Predictions and More," 21 Aug. 2019 Subscribers can also expect tips and advice from industry heavy hitters and other lesser known women making their own waves in the business. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "Grind Pretty Founder Mimi J. Pays It Forward With Platform And New Box Service," 1 Aug. 2019 Williams was able to get Hass, known as Senate Democrats’ heavy hitter on tax policy, to write the bill and sign on as a chief sponsor. oregonlive.com, "Lawmakers back rental tax break in last day of Legislature. Why are they behind a Portland developer’s idea?," 15 June 2019 Those high-flying promises have convinced some heavy hitters. Alex Johnson, NBC News, "Elon Musk wants to hook your brain directly up to computers — starting next year," 17 July 2019 And this year, some heavy hitters, including Grant Achatz of Alinea (#34 in 2018) and — even though Noma is a contender for #1 — Redzepi won’t be there. Lisa Abend, Time, "Why The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2019 List Is More Controversial Than Ever," 21 June 2019 The New Museum’s 2019 spring gala was hosted by a roster of the New Museum’s heavy hitters, including Lisa Phillips, Massimiliano Gioni, and James Keith Brown. Zachary Schwartz, Vogue, "Emily Ratajkowski, Sienna Miller, and More Celebrate the Ultra-Cool Rem Koolhaas at the New Museum’s Spring Gala," 4 Apr. 2019 All five teams will be in action Friday and Saturday at the annual Scout Showcase, and Sunday the league’s heavy hitters will battle in a home run derby, followed by an all-star game. Anchorage Daily News, "It’s a big week in the Alaska Baseball League," 12 July 2019

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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

US, informal : an important or powerful person or thing

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