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English definition of “big hitter”

big hitter

noun [C]    
an important and influential person or thing (= one with a lot of influence ), especially of their particular type : The big hitters in the cast include Michael Caine and Ewan McGregor.Important people and describing important peopleFamous peopleWealthy people
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