Examples of honcho in a Sentence
the office was all abuzz because some honchos from corporate headquarters were coming for a visit
he's definitely the head honcho in that company
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Even the head honcho of the National Republican Congressional Committee said Costello’s Democratic challenger, Chrissy Houlahan, is formidable.
The sad fact of the matter is that this White House has no standards for conduct among its employees, because the head honcho is the worst behaved of all of them.
Federal prosecutors filed papers Tuesday asking a federal court judge in Brooklyn to sentence fallen pharmaceutical honcho Martin Shkreli to 15 years behind bars for defrauding investors.
The logic goes that when an executive runs their company well, the stock price ostensibly goes up—resulting in higher payouts not only for investors, but also for the head honchos.
According to Smith, the change in the show’s format came from ESPN honcho Norby Williamson, who wanted to ensure the pair did not upset viewers.
First, there was Tony Perkins, head honcho at the Family Research Council.
Funghi was recruited to honcho Caltrain’s conversion of its rail service from diesel to electric trains — leaving the city’s $1.6 billion project without a top general.
But really, the head honcho of the holiday party wardrobe is and will always be the heritage pattern in all its fantastic iterations.
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A relic of the large US presence in Japan in the years following World War II, the word honcho comes from the Japanese word hanchō meaning “leader of the squad, section, group.” We are uncertain of the exact route by which honcho found its way into American military argot in the mid-1950s, though it is known that the Japanese applied hanchō to British or Australian officers in charge of work parties in prisoner-of-war camps. By the 1960s, the word had become part of colloquial American jargon.
big, big boy, big cheese, big gun, big leaguer, big shot, big wheel, big-timer, bigfoot, biggie, bigwig, fat cat, heavy, heavy hitter, heavyweight, high-muck-a-muck (or high-muckety-muck), kingfish, kingpin, nabob, nibs, wheel;
HONCHO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of honcho for English Language Learners
: a person who is in charge of other people
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