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English definition of “hot shot”

hot shot

noun [C] (also hotshot)     informal
an expert or someone who is very successful in their job , especially someone young : He's a hotshot employment lawyer at the firm .
(Definition of hot shot noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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