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high-up

[hahy-uhp] /ˈhaɪˈʌp/
adjective
1.
holding a high position or rank.
noun, plural high-ups.
2.
a person holding a high position or rank; higher-up.
Origin of high-up
1865-1870
1865-70; noun, adj. use of high up
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British Dictionary definitions for high-up

high-up

noun
1.
(informal) a person who holds an important or influential position
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high-up

noun

An important person; big shot, higher-up •Most often plural: Rico got in touch with some of the high-ups (1868+)

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