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the grandaddy of sth

mainly US informal the ​biggest, most ​important, or most ​powerfulevent or ​person of ​theirtype: "Modern Times" is a ​classiccomedystarring Charlie Chaplin, the grandaddy of ​comicfilmactors.
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