higher-up

[ hahy-er-uhp ]
/ ˈhaɪ ərˈʌp /

noun Informal.

a person in a position of higher authority in an organization; superior.

Origin of higher-up

1910–15, Americanism; noun use of adj. phrase higher up
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higher-up

noun

informal a person of higher rank or in a superior position

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