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powerhouse

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈpaʊə.haʊs/ us    /ˈpaʊr-/
a country, organization, or person with a lot of influence, power, or energy: Germany is an economic powerhouse. The university is no longer the academic powerhouse that it once was. She's a powerhouse of original ideas and solutions.
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