key figure

key figure

n. an important person in an event; a person central to an event. Sam is not exactly a key figure, but he can lead us to Mr. Big.
See also: figure, key
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Two among these four have met the key figure along with their husbands and during the meeting these female assembly members were assured of full cooperation in development project and other matters.
I was a key figure behind the Save Our Steel campaign in Redcar and took on McDonald's use of zero-hours contracts.
For example, sections in "The Human Factor" include "Pollution," "Endangered Habitats," and "The Legacy of Pesticides." Each section identifies a key figure in the field within a sidebar that summarizes notable people and/ or findings before and after the key figures contributions.
He was the key figure in getting the sport established when Ponteland Leisure Centre opened in the 1970s, building the club membership to more than a hundred.
Kylian Mbappe drew most of the plaudits for his thrilling displays, but Pogba was a key figure in midfield and really stepped up a level in the knockout phase.Although Pogba's imaginative passing and technical ability were frequently shown, he also provided evidence of a combative side which has rarely been associated with him during his time at Old Trafford.
4) In addition, the name of the key figure "operational result" is changed into '"comparable operating result".
The Tory Employment The Tory Employment Minister, a key figure in Minister, a key figure in implementing Government implementing Government cuts, went on the show to cuts, went on the show to declare she wants to declare she wants to become prime minister.
After an outline of the foundations of sociological theory, paired chapters describe the ideas of key figure Talcott Parsons and examine neofunctionalism and system theory within the Parsonian context.
Federal authorities have identified a Coptic Christian in southern California who is on probation after his conviction for financial crimes as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim film that ignited mob violence against US embassies across the Mideast, a US law enforcement official has said.
The 28-year-old former Bolton Wanderers midfielder is under contract at St James' Park until 2013 and has been a key figure for the Geordies in the past couple of seasons.
Midland League individual champion and Birmingham 2008/9 Player of the Season Edward Lynn will be a key figure for the Shirley-based side.
A KEY figure from the Government's Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) will be guest speaker at the Partners4Engineering 2009 event, being held in the Durham Radisson SAS Hotel on Thursday, July 2.
Thiruvananthapuram: AaPeople's Democratic Party chief Abdul Nasser Madani has turned out to be the key figure in political debates in Kerala state in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls.
Educated at St Anselm's College, Fr Wentworth was a key figure for Catholics who wanted to attend services in Latin.
Kuzmin as a literary theoretician was a key figure in the reaction against Symbolism for the new generation, and ultimately influential in Russian art, despite a totalitarian state's severe attempts to subdue and utilize art for its own propaganda.