big hitter

big hitter ˌbig ˈhitter noun [countable] informal JOURNALISM
a person or organization with a lot of influence or power ; = heavy hitter

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big hitter UK US noun [C] INFORMAL
a person or company that is very well known and has a lot of influence, or a product that is very successful: »

He has developed a reputation as a big hitter in the banking sphere.

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The companies that are involved include five big hitters from the FTSE 100.

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We can help you identify the stocks that will be the big hitters of the future.

See also HEAVY HITTER(Cf. ↑heavy hitter)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • 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

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

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