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big gunnoun [C]

us   /ˈbɪɡ ˈɡʌn/ also big shot, big wheel, /ˈbɪɡ ˌʃɑt/ /ˈbɪɡ ˈhwil, ˈwil/
someone who has an important or powerful position: Their lawyer, a big gun from Detroit, commissioned a bunch of surveys to show that their products met the state's standards.
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big gunnoun [C]

uk   us   informal
a person or company with a lot of power and influence: The big guns of the internet are set to invest tens of millions of pounds in the technology.
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