a force to be reckoned with

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

The company is already a force to be reckoned with in the industry.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • (a) force to be reckoned with — a force to be reckoned with phrase a person, business etc, especially an opponent, whose influence or ability deserves to be respected The company is already a force to be reckoned with in the industry. Thesaurus: important and powerful person or …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) force to be reckoned with — a powerful and influential person or thing. In my new job, I felt like a force to be reckoned with …   New idioms dictionary

  • be a force to be reckoned with — if an organization or person is a force to be reckoned with, they are very powerful. The Scottish team s performance last month shows that they are once again a force to be reckoned with …   New idioms dictionary

  • a - to be reckoned with — (or to reckon with) a thing or person of considerable importance or ability that is not to be ignored or underestimated the trade unions were a political force to be reckoned with …   Useful english dictionary

  • to be reckoned with — the competition is indeed a force to be reckoned with Syn: important, of considerable importance, significant; influential, estimable, powerful, strong, potent, formidable, redoubtable …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • force — ▪ I. force force 1 [fɔːs ǁ fɔːrs] noun 1. [countable] a group of people who have been trained and organized for a particular purpose: • Our division has expanded its sales force (= the people in a company who sell the company s products ) to 160 …   Financial and business terms

  • force — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 physical strength, power or violence ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, great, terrible, tremendous ▪ full, maximum ▪ brute …   Collocations dictionary

  • force — 1 noun 1 MILITARY a) (C) a group of people who have been trained to fight in a war: forces loyal to President Aquino | a highly efficient fighting force b) the forces the army, navy, and air force: Both her sons are in the forces. c) (U) military …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • force — force1 W1S3 [fo:s US fo:rs] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(military)¦ 2¦(military action)¦ 3¦(violence)¦ 4¦(physical power)¦ 5¦(natural power)¦ 6¦(organized group)¦ 7¦(strong influence)¦ 8¦(powerful effect)¦ 9 join/combine forces (with somebody/something) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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