big gun

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big gun
 
n
informal an important or influential person

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big gun definition


  1. n.
    an important and powerful person, such as an officer of a company. (Often with bring in as in the example.) : I knew they would bring in the big guns at the last minute.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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