Definition of higher-up in English:


Syllabification: high·er-up


  • A senior person in an organization: he was looking for a way to impress the higher-ups
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    • 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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