Definition of higher-up in English:

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higher-up

Pronunciation: /ˈˌhīər ˈˌəp/

noun

informal
A senior person in an organization: he was looking for a way to impress the higher-ups
More example sentences
  • Jones, for example, seems to feel as if he is overlooked by higher-ups within the organization.
  • If anything, the problem was that we had too little guidance from higher-ups in the organization.
  • But a manager checked with higher-ups and said that wasn't necessary.

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Syllabification: high·er-up

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