higher-up


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high·er-up

(hī′ər-ŭp′)
n. Informal
One who has a rank, position, or status superior to others.

higher-up

n
informal a person of higher rank or in a superior position

high′er-up′



n. Informal.
a person in a position of high authority in an organization; superior.
[1910–15, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.higher-up - one of greater rank or station or qualityhigher-up - one of greater rank or station or quality
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
better - a superior person having claim to precedence; "the common man has been kept in his place by his betters"
god - a man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people; "he was a god among men"
supervisor - one who supervises or has charge and direction of

higher-up

noun (Informal) superior, senior, manager, director, executive, boss, gaffer (informal, chiefly Brit.), baas (S. African) Bureau higher-ups have been quoted criticizing the director.

higher-up

noun
Informal. One who stands above another in rank:
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