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Cutlery; eating utensils. Can you set the table? Here's the plates and artillery.
Important, successful, or influential people. After failing to convince the IT department that implementing new network security controls would be in everyone's best interest, Mike felt it was time to bring in the heavy artillery, so he called a company meeting with the executive board.
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1. n. handguns; grenades. (Underworld.) Where does Frank stash the artillery?
2. n. flatware; cutlery. Who put out the artillery? I didn’t get a fork.
n. powerful or persuasive persons or things. (The same as big gun.) Finally, the mayor brought out the heavy artillery and quieted things down.
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