a woman, man, person, etc. of substance
a (person) of substance
Someone who has a lot of power, money, or influence. I think my parents were disappointed that I chose not to marry a woman of substance, but they seem to have gotten over it. Despite being a humble shop owner, his interactions with every person of the community has made him a person of substance in the eyes of the people here.
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a woman, man, person, etc. of ˈsubstance(formal) a person who is important, powerful or rich: In those days, a station master was a man of substance in the community.
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