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Important and powerful person or people

figure

noun

someone who is important in some way

magnate

noun

a successful and important person with a lot of power in a particular industry

VIP

noun

very important person: used for referring to someone who receives special treatment because they are powerful or famous

prime mover

noun

someone who has a major influence on the starting or development of something

leading light

noun

a very important or respected person in a group, organization, or area of activity

establishment

noun

used for referring to powerful people in a particular profession or section of society

eminence

noun

an important respected person

authority figure

noun

someone who is or seems strong and powerful

mover and shaker

noun

someone who is powerful or who has a lot of influence

a force to be reckoned with

a person, business etc, especially an opponent, whose influence or ability deserves to be respected

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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