big hitter

World English Dictionary
big hitter
1.  a sportsperson who is capable of hitting the ball long or hard
2.  informal an influential and important person: one of the government's big hitters

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Main Entry:  big hitter1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a person with a great deal of influence and importance; a powerful person; also called heavy hitter
Example:  She is a big hitter in the Democratic Party.
Usage:  slang
Main Entry:  big hitter2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a baseball player who hits many long balls and home runs
Example:  Sammy Sosa is a big hitter.
Usage:  slang's 21st Century Lexicon
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