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kingpins

noun , plural of kingpin

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1 one of high position or importance within a group
  • a police sting that nabbed several kingpins of the city's drug trade
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2 the person (as an employer or supervisor) who tells people and especially workers what to do
  • finally nailed the mob kingpin who had been controlling all the gambling rackets in the city
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