the big guns

plural noun

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Unfortunately, Philly's bringing on the big guns for the final half-hour as Alejandro Bedoya, Daniel Gazdag, and Mikael Uhre came on. The Enquirer, 9 Apr. 2023

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“The big guns.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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