Definition of rainmaker
1 : a person who produces or attempts to produce rain by artificial means
2 : a person (such as a partner in a law firm) who brings in new business; also : a person whose influence can initiate progress or ensure success
rainmakingplay \-ˌmā-kiŋ\ noun
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With much turnover in the Louisiana congressional delegation in recent years, and with a Democratic governor at the helm, Mr. Scalise is widely viewed as his party’s biggest elected star in the state, and a rainmaker for other lawmakers.
Prior to moving to Apple, Saint John was a music-industry rainmaker who helped engineer Beyonce’s 2013 Super Bowl appearance and promotional deal with PepsiCo, at which Saint John served as head of music and entertainment marketing.
This storm could be a big rainmaker from Washington to Boston.
Boutros isn't shy about describing his rise from outpost generalist for Morgan Stanley to tech-world rainmaker.
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Legal Definition of rainmaker
: a person (as a partner in a law firm) who brings in new business
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