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the big boysnoun [plural]

uk   us   informal
the most ​importantpeople in an ​activity or ​organization, or the most ​powerfulbusinesses with the most ​influence in a ​particulararea: I'm just a ​smallbusinessowner - I don't have the ​capital to ​compete with the ​bigboys.
(Definition of the big boys from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"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 ​agribusinessplay by their own ​rules, and often at the ​expense of US ​farmers and ​livestockproducers.
(Definition of the big boys from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the big boys”
in Chinese (Simplified) 大人物,大亨, 大企业,大公司…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大人物,大亨, 大企業,大公司…
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