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A senior person in an organization.
at great height, high up, far up, way up, at altitudeView synonyms
- ‘His colleagues remind him that they should not contemplate such a step without informing the high-ups.’
- ‘As working people we have far more sympathy for Africans than the high-ups in Downing Street.’
- ‘But Max soon changes his tune and ingratiates himself with the university high-ups.’
- ‘When you get there, who will you make your case to - a high-up at the health department?’
- ‘Some high-up members of the feis ring were also nabbed, according to Mitchell.’
- ‘If it's good enough for the high-ups, it's gotta be good enough for me.’
- ‘This is the first time I can remember a high-up member of the Allawi clique talking like this, and it shows they are afraid of something.’
- ‘To use an analogy, are you going to the delivery boy about wrong or damaged goods, or directly to the high-ups to complain?’
- ‘I'm not a major politico, or a high-up executive in a large corporation.’
- ‘I went into a boardroom for the meeting, and two of the big high-up executives sat there and smoked cigars throughout the whole meeting.’
- ‘The high-ups wanted him taken alive if possible, something I was happy with: I don't like killing if it can be avoided.’
- ‘I have no doubt that the high-ups knew what was going on.’
- ‘Jake was finally glad that he was appreciated somewhere, and high-ups at the Nightmare Crew were thanking the heavens for this blessing.’
- ‘The police people did carry out the orders from the high-ups very sincerely and extended full co-operation to me on my midnight mission.’
- ‘The high-ups are completely bought off, and they'd snuff out any movement against these guys.’
- ‘I was also sitting near a personal assistant for some high-up executive.’
- ‘I played very little part in setting up this interview and I'd been led to believe that I'd be talking to a couple of faceless high-ups.’
- ‘Now I am, as you all well know, a quite important and high-up television person.’
- ‘If you're a high-up at a large, international ad agency, I would like to talk to you.’
- ‘The high-ups in the NHS aren't bothered - they go home at the end of the day and forget about it, we have to live with it.’
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