Meaning of 800-POUND GORILLA in English


Pronunciation: ' ā t- ' h ə n-dr ə d- ' pau ̇ nd-, -d ə rd-

Function: noun

: one that is dominating or uncontrollable because of great size or power <like it or not, the 800-pound gorilla usually sets the standard ― Daya Nadamuni>

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