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big hitter

noun [C] uk   us  
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.
Translations of “big hitter”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指某類)要人,重要的事情…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指某类)要人,重要的事情…
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