leading light


leading light
leading lights
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If you say that someone is a leading light in an organization, campaign, or community, you mean that they are one of the most important, active, enthusiastic, and successful people in it.

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  • leading light — [lēd′iŋ] n. an important or influential member of a club, community, etc …   English World dictionary

  • leading light — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms leading light : singular leading light plural leading lights a very important or respected person in a group, organization, or area of activity a leading light in the toy industry …   English dictionary

  • leading light — noun a celebrity who is an inspiration to others he was host to a large gathering of luminaries • Syn: ↑luminary, ↑guiding light, ↑notable, ↑notability • Derivationally related forms: ↑notable ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • leading light — {n. phr.} A prominent person in a community, company, or group. * /Alan is the leading light of our discussion group on music./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • leading light — {n. phr.} A prominent person in a community, company, or group. * /Alan is the leading light of our discussion group on music./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • leading light — /lee ding/ an important or influential person: a leading light of the community. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • leading light — noun An acclaimed expert, one of the foremost experts, a luminary. Stephen Hawking is a leading light in physics, people say hes the greatest physicist since Einstein …   Wiktionary

  • leading\ light — n. phr. A prominent person in a community, company, or group. Alan is the leading light of our discussion group on music …   Словарь американских идиом