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Goliath

noun uk   /ɡəˈlaɪ.əθ/ us  
[C usually singular] (also goliath) a very large and powerful person or organization: The country is being seen as the Goliath (= the most powerful) of the region.Bosses, managers and directorsPeople in charge of or controlling other peoplePeople in charge of or controlling other peopleBosses, managers and directors [S not after the] in the Bible, a giant (= extremely tall man) who was killed by the boy David throwing a stone at himThe Bible - people, events and places
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