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heavyweight

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈheviweɪt/
a very successful and powerful person or company: In order to promote London as a world financial centre, the Prime Minister will meet with City heavyweights later this week.a political/industry/market heavyweight Market heavyweights will update investors in the first-quarter earnings season. a heavyweight backer/broker →  See also lightweight noun
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