leading light

noun
|Updated on: 24 Jul 2018

Definition of leading light

: a prominent and influential member (as of a community or church)

Examples of leading light in a Sentence

  1. He is one of the leading lights of the labor movement.

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  • : a person who is a very important member of a group, organization, or community


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