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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhigher-upˌhigher-ˈup noun [countable]  informalHIGH POSITION OR RANK someone who has a high rank in an organization Rumour has it that the higher-ups want to push the schedule forward.
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higher-upShelton was ordered by company higher-ups to reduce costs.
From Longman Business Dictionaryhigher-upˌhigher-ˈup noun [countable] American English informal someone who has a high rank in an organization SYN high-up BrERestaurant managers have been known to fill in customer comment cards themselves just to impress their higher-ups.
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