Definition of high-up in English:

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high-up

Pronunciation: /ˈhī ˌəp/

noun

informal
A senior person in an organization.
Example sentences
  • To use an analogy, are you going to the delivery boy about wrong or damaged goods, or directly to the high-ups to complain?
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Syllabification: high-up

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