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higher-up

[hahy-er-uhp] /ˈhaɪ ərˈʌp/
noun, Informal.
1.
a person in a position of higher authority in an organization; superior.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15, Americanism; noun use of adj. phrase higher up
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British Dictionary definitions for higher up

higher-up

noun
1.
(informal) a person of higher rank or in a superior position
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higher-up

noun

One of the persons in charge; a member of the upper echelon; big shot •Mostoftenintheplural: A conference with the Higher-ups and Tammany Hall/ She always fought with the movie higher-ups (1916+)


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