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hotshot

noun [C] uk   /ˈhɒt.ʃɒt/ us    /ˈhɑːt.ʃɑːt/ mainly US informal
someone who is skilful and successful at something: Now he's a lecturer, he thinks he's a real hotshot! She's quite a hotshot at chess.Experts and specialists
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