the big guns

Definition of the big guns

informal
:the most powerful people, companies, organizations, etc.
  • They called in the big guns to deal with the problem.

Word by Word Definitions

big play
  1. : of great strength

  2. : of great force

  3. : large or great in dimensions, bulk, or extent

  1. : in a loud or declamatory manner

  2. : to a large amount or extent

  3. : on a large scale

  1. : an individual or organization of outstanding importance or power

  2. : a big player : a center or forward whose large size and strength are used to control play near the basket

gun play guns
  1. : a piece of ordnance usually with high muzzle velocity and comparatively flat trajectory

  2. : a portable firearm (such as a rifle or handgun)

  3. : a device that throws a projectile

  1. : to fire on

  2. : shoot

  3. : to open up the throttle of so as to increase speed


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