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English definition of “the big boys”

the big boys

noun [plural] uk   informal us  
the most important people in an activity or organization, or the most powerful businesses with the most influence in a particular area: We're only a small business and don't have the capital to compete with the big boys.Important people and describing important peopleFamous peopleWealthy people
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