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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jjDraw for semi-finals, first: 1 Fourpaws Wontale, 2 Bubbly Rambo,3 Murlens Fantasy, 4 vacant, 5 Go Big Hitter, 6 Brickfield Dream (m) Second: 1 Droopys Had, 2 Pine Isle, 3 Bubbly Finbar, 4 Raving Black, 5 Boolavogue,6 Mountjoy Topaz (w) Third: 1 Eye Onthe Tempo, 2 Fatboyz Zorro, 3 Lann More, 4 Droopys Start, 5 Bang TheGate, 6 Goldies Destiny (w)
And he says the time has come to find an alternative to just making holes longer to combat Woods and his fellow big hitters.
As to the question of a big hitter, Dr Heeley remains adamant that this is not the right course.
Owner: Gordon Dupree OBE 3Go Big Hitter Dean Childs Trap three is not ideal for him, but it's okay if he runs his race.
Essex Vase Coral 6 Go Big Hitter 7 Bubbly Totti, Droopys Carvalho, 8 Fatboyz Zorro, 10 Longtail Rebel, 14 Centurion Enry, Raving Black, 16 Boolavogue, Brickfield Dream, Melodys Comet, Southwind Harry, 20 Capel Smiley, Eye Onthe Tempo, Pine Isle, Shadayid, 25 Bourne Masons, Droopys Kirbee, 33 Bubbly Rambo, Goldies Destiny, Mountjoy Opal, White Blaze, 40 Blonde Blitz, Bumble Lee, 50 Ardant Owen, Challengingtimes, Hemstal Girl, Noelles Rapido, Ridgedale Peer, 66 Barnfield Slippy, Droopys Had, Forever Famous, Hitman Ali, Low Flyer, Riverbank Prince, 100 Freedom Cody, Treacle Express (e/w 1/3 1,2,3,4).
Go Big Hitter really came away running from trap three, and once on the lure wasn't for catching.
Mitchell, from Ozark, Alabama - he is known as `The Slamma from Bama' - has stopped 18 of his 25 victims and disputes Calzaghe's similar reputation as a big hitter.
GO BIG HITTER knocked his rivals for six with an impressive trap-to-line success in the pounds 10,000 Coral Champion Stakes final over 575m at Romford on Tuesday.
1Go Big Hitter Dean Childs He just seemed to fall in love with Romford from day one.
SHE has always been a big hitter in the showbiz world but these days, Madonna is packing a bit of extra muscle.
Go Big Hitter had been ticking over nicely in the buildup and things couldn't have worked out any better for Dean Childs's dog.