heavy hitter

noun

Examples of heavy hitter in a sentence

  1. She spoke to a room full of political heavy hitters.

  2. Their company is one of the industry's heavy hitters.

1922

First Known Use of heavy hitter

1922


HEAVY HITTER Defined for English Language Learners

heavy hitter

noun

Definition of heavy hitter for English Language Learners

  • : an important or powerful person or thing



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