- Electricity. a generating station.
- a person, group, team, or the like, having great energy, strength, or potential for success.
Origin of powerhouse
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Examples from the Web for powerhouse
I think Alysha Umphress doing “I Can Cook Too” is a powerhouse number.Nigel Lythgoe on How to Save Reality TV, ‘On the Town,’ and ‘Brokeback Ballroom’
October 22, 2014
Think how long AIPAC had been around before it became the powerhouse that it is today.Implications of AIPAC’s Lobbying on Syria
Brent E. Sasley
September 12, 2013
All signs pointed toward the Parisian powerhouse, however, and Wang eventually made the move to the brand.Alexander Wang First Said No To Balenciaga; September Cover Stars Revealed
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July 2, 2013
Quite literally,” powerhouse pundit George Will proclaimed on This Week, “the opposition to gay marriage is dying.Sunday Talk: Cory Booker, Chuck Schumer, George Will & More (Video)
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December 9, 2012
Although Lutfi said he set up meetings with a powerhouse talent agent and entertainment lawyer, Spears did not sign with them.Was ‘Manager’ Sam Lutfi Britney Spears’s Savior, or Her Svengali?
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October 30, 2012
"We have a powerhouse here," he said, flipping the paper across the table.The K-Factor
Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
"They found him outside the powerhouse," said Derec bitterly.The Pirates of Ersatz
An hour later Dick was back at the powerhouse in the big dome.
When the cables were fastened, John shouted to Dick, who was waiting in the powerhouse.
The powerhouse was a small squat structure in the middle of the dam.Space Platform
- an electrical generating station or plant
- informal a forceful or powerful person or thing
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Word Origin and History for powerhouse
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