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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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SARGODHA -- Hundreds of lady health workers (LHWs) staged a protest rally here on Wednesday against the order of higher-ups assigning extra duty in connection with Muharram processions.
''Although, there are matters which do not involve their duties, they still have to inform their higher-ups so that the problems can be properly solved,'' he said when met after the closing and presentations of prizes of the Kindness Day programme: The 2019 National Level Bukit Putus Challenge Charity Run at the KIP Mall Senawang, near here today
'We have very clear orders from our higher-ups regarding aerial firing', he said adding, 'we will take strict legal action against offenders'.
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The PM issued strict order to the IGP to recover the girl, he said, adding that the DIG again misled the higher-ups by filing a false report that the girl had left home on her on wish.
They also alleged that he was severely disheartened due to the behaviour of his higher-ups.
On Friday, North Korea pulled its staff from the liaison office, saying that the decision was based on an order from higher-ups.
DC Iqbal Mazhar directed teh executive engineer to explain his position for failure to heed directives by the higher-ups. "In case of non-reply, the competent authority will be moved for disciplinary proceedings on account of inefficiency and misconduct," the letter added.
'I just follow the order from the higher-ups. I don't know about any other things,' he said.
He said that the commitment of Grab to its customers was a team effort that involved not just the higher-ups.
According to the report, some veterans left even though they were asked by higher-ups to stay, while others say they were pushed out after the deal was announced but before it closed.
The FIR would hurt the morale of Army personnel in discharging duty, Lt Col Karamveer Singh said in his plea filed on Thursday through advocate Aishwarya Bhati."The manner in which the lodging of the FIR has been portrayed and projected by the political leadership and administrative higher-ups of the state, reflects the extremely hostile atmosphere in the state.