Meaning of “kingmaker” in the English Dictionary

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"kingmaker" in Business English

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kingmakernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɪŋˌmeɪkər/ us

WORKPLACE a person who influences the choice of people for powerful positions within an organization:

He emerged as the corporation's largest shareholder and potential kingmaker.

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