Definition of the big gunsinformal
- They called in the big guns to deal with the problem.
: of great strength
: of great force
: large or great in dimensions, bulk, or extent
: in a loud or declamatory manner
: to a large amount or extent
: on a large scale
: an individual or organization of outstanding importance or power
: a big player : a center or forward whose large size and strength are used to control play near the basket
: a piece of ordnance usually with high muzzle velocity and comparatively flat trajectory
: a portable firearm (such as a rifle or handgun)
: a device that throws a projectile
: to fire on
: to open up the throttle of so as to increase speed
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