higher-ups


higher-ups
 Senior administrators. See TOP BRASS, MUCKYMUCKS.
 ► “Whether or not the higher-ups are buying or selling their stock can be a clue about the future of a company, an industry, even the overall market.” (Business Week, Aug. 7, 1995, p. 74)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • higher ups — Go to high ups …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 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 — 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 — 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 — {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

  • 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

  • higher-up — noun 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 the state… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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 — Synonyms and related words: A per se, ace, boss, bureaucracy, champion, chief, commander, dean, directorate, fugleman, genius, head, hierarchy, higher echelons, higher ups, laureate, leader, management, master, ministry, nonpareil, officialdom,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • higher-up — noun Somebody with greater authority, seniority, rank, status or position; one who outranks. Its a great plan, but well have to get approval from the higher ups to proceed …   Wiktionary