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    the big guns, to make a mark

    They needed a special innings from at least a couple of their star batsmen but unfortunately the task was too big for even the big guns of the Windies batting line-up and they eventually crumbled under pressure.

    It was only Ramnaresh Sarwan, who scored a valuable 92 runs, while the rest of the batters simply failed to make a mark.

    Please explain the highlighted phrases.

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    Re: the big guns, to make a mark

    big guns = star players
    make a mark = have an effect

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