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  1. 800-pound gorilla(Noun)

    An entity that dominates its environment.

  2. 800-pound gorilla(Noun)

    Something dangerous, menacing, or spooky that is obvious but not addressed.

  3. Origin: a. 1971, from a riddle: "Where does an 800-pound gorilla sleep?" / "Anywhere it wants."

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How to say 800-pound gorilla in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of 800-pound gorilla in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of 800-pound gorilla in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of 800-pound gorilla in a Sentence

  1. Pivotal Research Wieser:

    (Google) is the 800-pound gorilla.

  2. Chris Souk:

    I got into this from day one knowing I wanted to be the 800-pound gorilla on the Charlotte carpet-cleaning scene.

  3. Steve Harvey:

    You can’t stop them, you gotta outscore them. You can’t stop all them boys. They’ve got too many gorillas on the team. They coming to play, man. They got 800-pound gorillas on their team.

  4. Ted Weisberg:

    The Fed is the 800-pound gorilla, but it's an 800-pound gorilla that's been pushed back in its cage, and it's not going anywhere, i would have to think that the bias will continue to be on the positive side for the market.

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