high-up
high-up high-up n. an important or influential person.

Syn: very important person, VIP, dignitary, panjandrum. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • high-up — ˈhigh up noun [countable] informal someone who has a high rank in an organization; = higher up AmE * * * high up UK US noun [C] WORKPLACE ► HIGHER UP(Cf. ↑ …   Financial and business terms

  • high up — adjective, adverb 1. ) in a high position above the ground: The phone is too high up on the wall for the kids to reach. Higher up we began to suffer from lack of oxygen. ─ opposite LOW DOWN 2. ) of high rank or status: Her husband was quite high… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • high-up — high ups 1) N COUNT A high up is an important person who has a lot of authority and influence. [BRIT, INFORMAL] (in AM, use higher up) 2) high up → see high …   English dictionary

  • high-up — n BrE informal someone who has a high rank in an organization = ↑higher up …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • high-up — /huy up /, adj., n., pl. high ups. adj. 1. holding a high position or rank. n. 2. a person holding a high position or rank; higher up. [1865 70; n., adj. use of high up] * * * …   Universalium

  • high up — UK / US adjective, adverb 1) in a high position above the ground The phone is too high up on the wall for the kids to reach. Higher up we began to suffer from lack of oxygen. 2) of high rank or status Her husband was quite high up in the navy …   English dictionary

  • high-up — /ˈhaɪ ʌp/ (say huy up) adjective 1. holding an important position or rank. –noun (plural high ups) 2. a person of great importance or high rank …   Australian English dictionary

  • high-up — noun (C) BrE someone who has a high rank in an organization; higher­up …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • high-up — having a high position, having high rank …   English contemporary dictionary

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