А40

ТЯЖЁЛАЯ АРТИЛЛЕРИЯNPfixed WO
1. iron or humor a slow, sluggish person, or slow, sluggish people
a slowpoke (slowpokes)
dead weight(one who is) hard to get moving.
2. the most effective, powerful means of achieving sth. (to which one resorts when other means are exhausted)
heavy artillery
big guns(in limited contexts) onefe trump card.
...Первым делом надо было Вику прописать... Как ни облучала Вера (обаянием) начальника паспортного стола - не помогало. Письмо народной артистки Куниной тоже оказалось пустым номером. Пришлось вывести на позиции тяжёлую артиллерию в лице «очень ответственного» из номера люкс... (Грекова 3)... .First of all Vika had to be registered in her (Vera's) house... .No matter how Vera sparkled at the director of the passport bureau it didn't help. A letter from People's Artist Kunina also didn't do the trick. She had to make use of heavy artillery in the form of a very important person staying in one of the luxury suites (3a).


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