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English definition of “higher-up”

higher-up

noun [C]     (also high-up) informal WORKPLACE
a person in a company or organization who has a more important position than you have: We told the higher-ups we needed more staffing.
(Definition of higher-up noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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