big hitter


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big hitter

1. A person, group, or organization of exceptional talent, ability, influence, authority, or success. Ms. Smith's law firm is a big hitter in this city. I've become known as something of a big hitter in the company since securing that new client last week.
2. A product or brand that sells or has sold extremely well. Through its clever advertising campaign, this new vacuum cleaner has become a big hitter in the industry.
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big (or heavy) hitter

a person with considerable power and influence (as contrasted with those who have less).
2004 Film Inside Out Ollie Trinke…is a big hitter in the music PR world of Manhattan.
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"He is a big hitter and he has done a fantastic job in health, but he's been doing that job for six years, and I felt it was appropriate to give somebody else a chance," said Mr Bourne.
"I knew he was a big hitter, strong, and I saw what he did to Khan," said Mitchell.
When it was first rumoured that Jane Davidson would be moving to a different position after seven years in post, it was acknowledged that her successor would have to be a big hitter and Carwyn Jones fits that bill."
There is a feeling that the failure to win prestige projects reflects on the lack of a big hitter. A campaign manager of the calibre, say, of Sir Bob Scott, who delivered the Commonwealth Games to Manchester and the Capital of Culture to Liverpool.
is week they kicked o with another big hitter - Everyman and Playhouse alumnus Julie Walters.
Federer now faces French big hitter Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who saved three match points as he defeated American John Isner 3-6 7-6 7-6 .
Champion Stakes winner Go Big Hitter and Raving Black couldn't be separated in the betting in heat two, but there was a wider gap on the track as the latter, trained by Seamus Cahill, timed his challenge to perfection to prevent Fourpaws Wontale making it back-to-back 20-1 winners.
The Sky choice suggests that Boro will be regarded as a big hitter in the Championship next season - and as a result fans can expect that more games may be moved for showing on live TV..
I'd meet a high flying big hitter if they wanted to see me; wouldn't you?
Dava was a big hitter and consequently a hugely popular performer who never sold the paying customer short.
"In golf, if you're up against a real big hitter, the last thing you do is try to compete with him.
Go Big Hitter was always holding third spot to land a second successive 2-1-3 result.
'Not only has he played at the top level in New Zealand, he also has a reputation as a powerful ball-carrier and a big hitter and is an opponent people would prefer not to face.'
Halifax yesterday signalled an ambition to become a big hitter in the credit card market by buying the UK retail card business of the American Bank One and announcing that the man who runs it, Mr James Corcoran, will take charge of the combined card operation.
Six feet eight inch South African big hitter Kevin Anderson fires down serves at speeds approaching 150mph.