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English definition of “a force to be reckoned with”

a force to be reckoned with

an organization or a person with a lot of power and influence: The senator was still a force to be reckoned with, in spite of his age.
(Definition of a force to be reckoned with from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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