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higher-up

noun [C]     /ˌhaɪ.ərˈʌp/ US  /-ɚ-/ informal
someone with a more important position than you in an organization: They're still waiting for a decision about the extra money from the higher-ups.Position and status in groups and organizationsBosses, managers and directorsPeople in charge of or controlling other people
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