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leading light

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Definition of leading light in English:

noun

A person who is prominent or influential in a particular field or organization: Lesley is a leading light in a local netball team
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  • He is probably the leading light in the field of Australian improvised music.
  • Everyone would have to admit that Graham proved himself a leading light on the field of play.
  • In the last 15 years Scotland has been a leading light in the field of public art and public sculpture.

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