high-up


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high-up

n
informal a person who holds an important or influential position
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.high-up - an important or influential (and often overbearing) personhigh-up - an important or influential (and often overbearing) person
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
Translations

high-up

[ˈhaɪˈʌp]
A. ADJde categoría, importante
B. Npez mf gordo, mandamás mf inv

high-up

[ˌhaɪˈʌp] n (person) → pezzo grosso
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PESHAWAR -- Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has urged the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) and high-ups to take action against Kunda mafia (power thieves) in order to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply to industrial unit in Hayatabad Industrial Estate Peshawar.
On the occasion, they demanded of the high-ups to take notice of the matter, otherwise they have threatened to extend their protest circle.
It is a huge trust in me and my team to match expectations of the high-ups. He directed the employees to work devotedly, dedicatedly and wholeheartedly by adopting self-accountability system.' He asked the staffers concerned to ensure recovery of dues with effective control.
Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattak, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mehmood and high-ups of Pakistan army were present during the meeting.
They alleged that these people got the houses allotted to them with the connivance of high-ups in the PR.
On that time high-ups of Saudi Arabia had assured to take up this matter but so far no progress was made in this regard.
ISLAMABAD -- The high-ups of Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad have illegitimately allotted number of stalls of CDA weekly bazaars to blue eyed influential persons without any fear.
Sources stated that these police personnel do ugly business with the support of high-ups.
The apex court was told that the ACE authorities and other high-ups illegally and unlawfully hired 18 influential candidates against 11 posts.
high-ups of PCB were appointed in violation of the merit.
Islamabad, Oct 6(ANI): The Pakistani judicial commission investigating the Saleem Shahzad murder case has questioned the high-ups of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) regarding the matter, according to a news report.
The dismissed personnel said the FC sepoys had not refused to take part in the operation and alleged that one of the officers misinterpreted their request for rest and misled the FC high-ups, terming their request as refusal to take part in the operation.