Meaning of “higher-up” in the English Dictionary

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"higher-up" in British English

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higher-upnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌhaɪ.ərˈʌp/ us /ˌhaɪ.ɚˈʌp/ informal

(Definition of “higher-up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"higher-up" in Business English

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higher-upnoun [ C ]

uk us 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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)