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"higher-up" in British English

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higher-upnoun [C]

uk   /ˌhaɪ.ərˈʌp/ us   /ˌhaɪ.ɚˈʌp/ 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.
(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)
Translations of “higher-up”
in Chinese (Simplified) (机构中的)高层人物,要员…
in Chinese (Traditional) (機構中的)高層人物,要員…
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