key player

key player
key players
The key players in a particular organization, event, or situation are the most important people or things involved in it.

The former chairman was a key player in the deals that pushed the bank to the top.

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  • key player — UK US noun [C] ► an important person, company, etc. in a particular area of activity: key player in sth »Robin is changing jobs but he will remain one of the key players in our management team. »The Post Office is a key player in the business of… …   Financial and business terms

  • key player — most important person, person who makes it all happen …   English contemporary dictionary

  • key — key, a. Essential; most important; as, the key fact in the inquiry; the president was the key player inthe negotiations. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • player — play|er W1S2 [ˈpleıə US ər] n 1.) someone who takes part in a game or sport ▪ a basketball player 2.) one of the important people, companies, countries etc that is involved in and influences a situation, especially one involving competition a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • player — Used in the context of general equities. Customer or trader who is actively involved in a particular stock or the market in general. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * player play‧er [ˈpleɪə ǁ ər] noun [countable] COMMERCE one of the important… …   Financial and business terms

  • player — n. athlete 1) a clean; dirty player 2) a key player electronic instrument 3) a record player * * * [ pleɪə] dirty player [ athlete ] a clean [ electronic instrument ] a record player a key player …   Combinatory dictionary

  • player — [[t]ple͟ɪə(r)[/t]] ♦ players 1) N COUNT A player in a sport or game is a person who takes part, either as a job or for fun. ...his greatness as a player... She was a good golfer and tennis player. chess players. 2) N COUNT You can use… …   English dictionary

  • key — 1. noun /kiː/ a) An object designed to open and close a lock. the key to solving this problem... b) An object designed to fit between two other objects (such as a shaft and a wheel) in a mechanism and maintain the orientation between them. the… …   Wiktionary

  • player */*/*/ — UK [ˈpleɪə(r)] / US [ˈpleɪər] noun [countable] Word forms player : singular player plural players 1) someone who plays a particular game or sport Top players like Andre Agassi earn millions of dollars. a tennis/cricket player She proved an… …   English dictionary

  • player — play|er [ pleıər ] noun count *** 1. ) someone who plays a particular game or sport: a tennis/baseball player Top players like Andre Agassi earn millions of dollars. She proved an excellent chess player. 2. ) a person or organization that… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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