Meaning of “to be reckoned with” in the English Dictionary

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"to be reckoned with" in British English

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to be reckoned with

worth taking seriously because of being powerful, important, or good:

Are unions still a force to be reckoned with?
Her new novel marks her as a writer to be reckoned with.

(Definition of “to be reckoned with” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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