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higher–up

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noun high·er–up \ˌhī-ər-ˈəp, ˈhī-ər-ˌ\

Simple Definition of higher–up

  • : a person in an organization or government who has a lot of power and authority

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of higher–up

  1. :  a superior officer or official

1911

First Known Use of higher–up

1911


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