head honcho

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Noun1.head honcho - an important influential personhead honcho - an important influential person; "he thinks he's a big shot"; "she's a big deal in local politics"; "the Qaeda commander is a very big fish"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
knocker - (Yiddish) a big shot who knows it and acts that way; a boastful immoderate person
supremo - the most important person in an organization
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Scarlets' mastermind Wayne Pivac, Glasgow's Dave Rennie and Hurricanes head honcho Chris Boyd have all been tipped to take over from their fellow New Zealander.
Ryan Precce, head honcho of corporate sales and media relations, told me "Everyone here gets involved in the idea and testing process.
Meanwhile, widi the president and vice president indisposed, Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman), the Speaker of die House, assumes M This is a film in which one man can I outmuscle hordes of gun-toting bad guys but can't perform a simple computer keystroke temporary command, flanked by Secret Service head honcho Lynne Jacobs (Angela Bassett) and highly decorated US Army General Edward Clegg (Robert Forster).
Ada Wong (Bingbing Li), the right-hand woman of Albert Wesker (Shawn Roberts), helps Alice to escape her confinement and it transpires that an artificial intelligence called the Red Queen has usurped Wesker as head honcho of the corporation and is already amassing forces to eradicate mankind.
In September, it was reported that Bhandarkar had been asked by T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar to remake the superhit that starred Rahul Roy and Anu Agarwal.
However, the Academy Awards head honcho has rubbished speculation on this matter.
Head honcho of Kaiser Permanente health care company, Halvorson argues that the industry needs reform from the money up, and reinforces US president Obama's proposal for an incentive-based, system-supported, goal-focused care improvement plan.
IN an interview with one of the Sunday papers last weekend, BNP head honcho Nick Griffin spelt out where his political leanings come from.
Sununu, the state GOP's new head honcho, should consider hiring John Lynch as a consultant in his quest to revive the Republican Party.
In his latest get-rich-quick scheme, Max wants to be the boss, the head honcho, the big cheese.
In the archive is a discussion about the Pantheon, an interview with Colombia head honcho, Mark Wigley, and a notice of a January Manhattan event involving Bartlett prof Stephen Gage.
My counterargument is that much, if not most, of employees' trust in their organization streams from their belief in the head honcho. To most workers (certainly in large organizations), the CEO is the organization--actually, perceptually and symbolically.