Meaning of “the big boys” in the English Dictionary

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"the big boys" in Business English

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the big boysnoun [ plural ]

uk us informal

the most powerful businesses in a particular industry, or the most important people in an organization or activity:

The big boys in agribusiness play by their own rules, and often at the expense of US farmers and livestock producers.

(Definition of “the big boys” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)