big-hitter

big-hitters
1) N-COUNT A big-hitter is a sportsperson such as a golfer or tennis player who hits the ball with a lot of force.

The Uruguayan-born big-hitter smashed 28 aces.

2) N-COUNT A big-hitter is a powerful or influential person, especially in business or politics. [INFORMAL]

...if Tony Blair fails to persuade a Cabinet big-hitter to take on the job.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • big hitter — ˌbig ˈhitter noun [countable] informal JOURNALISM a person or organization with a lot of influence or power ; = heavy hitter * * * big hitter UK US noun [C] INFORMAL ► …   Financial and business terms

  • big hitter — noun 1. (in cricket, baseball, etc) a player who hits the ball a long way 2. An important, influential, or successful person (informal) • • • Main Entry: ↑big * * * ˌbig ˈhitter 8 [big hitter] …   Useful english dictionary

  • big hitter — A big hitter is someone who commands a lot of respect and is very important in their field …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • big hitter — n someone who is very important and successful and who has a lot of influence ▪ one of the big hitters of the Conservative Party …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • big hitter — noun count MAINLY JOURNALISM a company or product that is very successful …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • big hitter — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms big hitter : singular big hitter plural big hitters mainly journalism a company or product that is very successful …   English dictionary

  • big hitter —    A big hitter is someone who commands a lot of respect and is very important in their field.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Big hitter —   A big hitter is someone who commands a lot of respect and is very important in their field …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • hitter — [[t]hɪ̱tə(r)[/t]] hitters 1) N COUNT In sports, a hitter is someone who is good at hitting the ball. The Georgian, aged 19, is not one of the game s big hitters. 2) N COUNT: adj N If you refer to someone such as a politician or a businessman as a …   English dictionary

  • big shot — [n] important person big cheese*, big gun*, big wheel*, bigwig*, celebrity, dignitary, heavy hitter*, heavyweight*, mogul, personage, somebody, VIP; concept 423 …   New thesaurus

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