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big gun - einflussreiche Persönlichkeit

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big gun

[fig.] -

einflussreiche Persönlichkeit

heavy hitter

[coll.] -

einflussreiche Persönlichkeit

Examples/ definitions with source references
Sowohl big gun als auch heavy hitter könnten eine Einschränkung gebrauchen.

Welche, das sollten natives entscheiden.
AuthorHarri Beau (812872) 21 Feb 12, 13:12

big gun (sl./inform.)


(ugs.) hohes Tier, großes Tier, (fam.) große Nummer

Context/ examples
1) big gun
Informal an important or influential person

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

2) big gun
n. Slang
One that is powerful or influential: The big guns for the prosecution were its expert witnesses.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

#1Authorwmw (386353) 21 Feb 12, 18:30
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