Examples of kingpin in a Sentence
kingpins of the movie industry
a police sting that nabbed several kingpins of the city's drug trade
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Later, at their respective homes, the Lodges find Lenny and Carl — the kingpins from the poker game — in their lobby, needing to chat, and Mary asks Archie to please stand with his family when Fred announces his candidacy in a few days.
The award is named for the legendary KSFO morning kingpin of the ’60s and ’70s.
But most dealers are not kingpins, just people who are selling drugs to supply their own addictions—and these are the same folks whose lives the plan is presumably intended to save, not end.
Putin’s role as Mideast kingpin would be strengthened.
Bradley emerged as a very smug and unlikable kingpin, who seems to be calling the shots for Old Naviti.
Existing somewhere between Maroon 5 (a favorite of his) and a tropical house kingpin like Kygo, Quinn XCII’s music floats by like an inner tube on one of the lakes that were his summer playgrounds growing up in Michigan.
Fearing new competition when the glitzy new MGM casino opens in nearby Springfield this fall, concert kingpin Jim Koplik and arena operators testified Friday for eliminating Connecticut’s 10 percent admissions tax from their venues.
In one ad, the National Republican Congressional Committee noted that Mr. Lamb had reached a plea bargain with a drug kingpin, a potentially damaging line of attack in a region ravaged by opioids.
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KINGPIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of kingpin for English Language Learners
: a person who controls an organization or activity
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