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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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To extrapolate that toll to gorillas elsewhere in the area, the scientists counted the nests that each gorilla makes every night.
The evidence suggested that Ebola was spreading from one gorilla social group to another.
Armed trackers guard the animals round the clock and know each gorilla by name from the distinctive markings above their noses.
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Kamina has learned all of the behaviors she needs to know in order to be successful in a gorilla group,'' Ron Evans, primates curator, said in a statement.
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Little Gorilla spotted a bush with thinner branches.