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line manager

noun    
sb's line manager mainly UK the person who is directly responsible for managing the work of someone else in a company or business, and who is one rank above themBosses, managers and directorsPeople in charge of or controlling other people one of the managers who are responsible for the most important activities of a large company, such as productionBosses, managers and directorsPeople in charge of or controlling other people
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