noun Date: 1911 a superior officer or official

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  • higher-up — ˌhigher ˈup noun [countable] informal someone who has a high rank in an organization; = high up Bre: • Restaurant managers have been known to fill in customer comment cards themselves just to impress their higher ups. * * * higher up UK US noun… …   Financial and business terms

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

  • higher-up — ☆ higher up [hī′ər up΄ ] n. Informal a person of higher rank or position …   English World dictionary

  • higher-up — n informal someone who has a high rank in an organization ▪ Rumour has it that the higher ups want to push the schedule forward …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • higher-up — high er up , n. A superior officer or official; a person having greater rank or station or quality than others; used chiefly in pl. [Slang] Syn: superior, superordinate. [Webster 1913 Suppl. + WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • higher-up — noun count MAINLY BRITISH INFORMAL someone who has an important job in an organization …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • higher-up — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms higher up : singular higher up plural higher ups informal someone who has a more important job than you in an organization …   English dictionary

  • higher-up — /huy euhr up /, n. Informal. a person in a position of higher authority in an organization; superior. [1910 15, Amer.; n. use of adj. phrase higher up] * * * …   Universalium

  • higher up — adverb in or to a place that is higher • Syn: ↑above, ↑in a higher place, ↑to a higher place • Ant: ↑below (for: ↑above) …   Useful english dictionary

  • higher-up — /haɪər ˈʌp/ (say huyuhr up) noun Colloquial someone occupying a superior position: *he says he s sorry but the matter has been taken out of his hands; an appointment has been made by one of the higher ups. –neville jackson, 1965 …   Australian English dictionary

  • higher-up — {n.}, {informal} One of the people who has one of the more important positions in an organization; an important official. * /The teacher s problem was discussed by the higher ups./ * /The local officers of the scout group approved the plan, but… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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