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800-pound gorilla

A person, group, or organization so powerful (either by size or by influence) that it does not need to heed the rules or threats of others. It refers to the riddle "Where does an 800-pound gorilla sit?" (Answer: "Wherever it likes.") Primarily heard in US. Don't mess with that guy; he's like an 800-pound gorilla! These big corporations act like 800-pound gorillas, making up the rules to suit themselves.
See also: gorilla

gorilla biscuits

and gorilla pills
n. amphetamines. (Drugs.) Stay away from gorilla biscuits. He’s high on gorilla pills.
See also: biscuit, gorilla

gorilla pills

See also: gorilla, pill

gorilla juice

n. steroids. (Bodybuilding. Steroids build muscle tissue rapidly.) Do all those muscle-bound creatures take gorilla juice?
See also: gorilla, juice
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Western lowland gorillas are considered to be a critically endangered species.
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We can but hope that viewers who delighted at his insight into gorilla family life will help turn things around for this subspecies, just as has happened with the mountain gorillas.
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You begin with the double card in your right jacket pocket, with the gorilla facing away from your body, and the two regular cards in the gift bag on a table.
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