One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the leader of the Democratic Party’
chief, head, principal, boss
figurehead, controller, superior, kingpin, headman, mover and shaker
chairman, chairwoman, chairperson, chair, convener, moderator
director, managing director, MD, manager, superintendent, supervisor, overseer, administrator, employer, master, mistress, foreman
president, premier, governor
ruler, monarch, king, queen, sovereign, emperor, tsar, prince, princess, lord, lord and master
guru, mentor, authority
informal boss man, skipper, gaffer, guv'nor, top dog, number one, big cheese, big noise, bigwig, big shot
North American informal honcho, Mister Big, numero uno, sachem, padrone
2‘a world leader in the use of video conferencing’
pioneer, front runner, innovator, trailblazer, pathfinder, groundbreaker, trendsetter, leading light, guiding light, torch-bearer, pacemaker, originator, initiator, developer, discoverer, founder, architect
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