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big hitter

noun
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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Contemporary definitions for big hitter
noun

a person with a great deal of influence and importance; a powerful person; also called heavy hitter

Examples

She is a big hitter in the Democratic Party.

Usage Note

slang

noun

a baseball player who hits many long balls and home runs

Examples

Sammy Sosa is a big hitter.

Usage Note

slang

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