heavy hitter
noun Date: 1976 big shot, heavy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • heavy hitter — ˌheavy ˈhitter noun [countable] informal JOURNALISM a person or organization with a lot of influence or power: • We wanted a heavy hitter as chairman. * * * heavy hitter UK US noun [C] INFORMAL ► …   Financial and business terms

  • heavy hitter — Hitter Hit ter, n. 1. One who hits or strikes; as, a hard hitter. [1913 Webster] 2. (Baseball) The batter; as, there are two strikes on the hitter. [PJC] {heavy hitter} 1. A baseball player who gets many extra base hits. 2. A person who is very… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heavy hitter — heavy hitter, adj. 1. a baseball player who makes many extra base hits. 2. a very important or influential person: the secretary of state and other heavy hitters. [1975 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • heavy hitter — n AmE 1.) a person or company that has a lot of power, especially in business or politics 2.) a ↑baseball player who hits the ball very hard …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • heavy hitter — noun count INFORMAL 1. ) a person or organization with a lot of influence and power, especially in politics or business 2. ) a baseball player who is able to hit the ball very hard …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • heavy hitter — ☆ heavy hitter n. 1. a baseball player who hits many home runs and other extra base hits 2. Slang a very important or influential person …   English World dictionary

  • heavy hitter — noun an influential person who works hard to promote the causes they are interested in • Hypernyms: ↑important person, ↑influential person, ↑personage * * * noun, pl ⋯ ters [count] US informal : an important or powerful person or thing She spoke… …   Useful english dictionary

  • heavy hitter — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms heavy hitter : singular heavy hitter plural heavy hitters mainly American informal a person or organization with a lot of influence and power, especially in politics or business …   English dictionary

  • heavy hitter — See a heavy hitter …   English idioms

  • heavy hitter — (also big hitter) noun informal an important or powerful person …   English new terms dictionary

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