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heavy 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.
See also: artillery, heavy
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heavy artillery

n. powerful or persuasive persons or things. (The same as big gun.) Finally, the mayor brought out the heavy artillery and quieted things down.
See also: artillery, heavy
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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