head honcho


chiefly US, informal
: the person with the most authority

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web James Caan as Walter Hobbs James Caan stars as Buddy's biological dad, a hardworking head honcho at Greenway Publishing — and a firm name on Santa's naughty list. Dana Rose Falcone, Peoplemag, 9 Mar. 2023

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“Head honcho.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head%20honcho. Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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