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Origin of heavy hitter
OTHER WORDS FROM heavy hitterheav·y-hit·ter, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for heavy hitter
Idioms and Phrases with heavy hitter
An important or influential individual or organization. For example, This publishing house is one of the heavy hitters in the textbook industry. This expression originated in sports such as boxing, where it literally meant “hitting hard,” and was transferred to other enterprises in the mid-1900s.