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heavy artillery

guns and howitzers of large caliber.
guns and howitzers of 155-mm caliber and larger. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for heavy artillery
  • heavy artillery is becoming an increasingly important factor in deciding battles.
  • Some told harrowing tales of their confinement for weeks under heavy artillery fire.
  • Compared with a tank or heavy artillery, they represent a tiny and easily hidden target.
  • All the heavy artillery of conservatism was there, and the participants were speaking to their own.
  • As it happened, routers turned out to be the indispensable heavy artillery of the digital revolution.
  • The swampy terrain and enemy heavy artillery fire forced them to retire.
  • He may have been in a heavy artillery regiment or the navy.
  • When violators appeal, the heavy artillery comes out in housing court.
Slang definitions & phrases for heavy artillery

heavy artillery

noun phrase

The most impressive and persuasive arguments, evidence, persons, etc, available: The Republicans are rolling out their heaviest artillery for this debate/ Against these big critics' big guns I offered the author some shelter (first form 1809+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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