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     ( giant-killings    plural  ) In sport, when a weaker team or competitor beats a much stronger, well-known team or competitor, their success is sometimes called a giant-killing.  
  (mainly BRIT, JOURNALISM)      n-count   usu N n  
Scarborough are aiming to pull off a repeat of their giant-killing act against Chelsea three years ago.     
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