heavy hitter


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heavy hitter

n. Informal
One that is important or influential: a heavy hitter in the field of economics.

heavy hitter

n
informal another term for big hitter2

heav′y hit′ter


n. Informal.
a very important or influential person.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heavy hitter - an influential person who works hard to promote the causes they are interested in
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
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Children who raise more than $250 are considered heavy-hitters and will receive special recognition, including a Heavy Hitter hat.
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By all accounts Fraser was financially hopeless (a reaction, perhaps, to his father, Sir Lionel Fraser, a heavy hitter in city banking who initially backed his son) and unscrupulous in his payments to artists.
Vanzie is a fairly heavy hitter, but it would still be a surprise if he had the armoury to produce an early stoppage, so a buy of the total minutes at 28 appears to hold limited downside.
On the other hand, the sales manager may choose not to discipline a heavy hitter because it could cause a serious problem.
Steve Martin introduced his innovative sales system in Heavy Hitter Selling.
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