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high-up

n. an important or influential (and often overbearing) person [syn: very important person, VIP, dignitary, panjandrum, high muckamuck]

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high-up

high-up \high-up\ n. an important or influential person.

Syn: very important person, VIP, dignitary, panjandrum.

Usage examples of "high-up".

Lieutenant Brack, in whose care you left me, gave me the warmest recommendation to the victors, and to some purpose too, for Lieutenant Brack turned out to be the brother-in-law of some high-up in the U.

While the high-up mess of wavicles went haywire, fierce rays struck him like vicious sunburn, forcing him to close his eyelids to protect his pupils.

Separately, Connaught Powys, with his sun-lamp tan and smoothly brushed hair, looked a high-up City gent.

It means you must be Ruler, King or Prince or one of those high-up Beguilers.

He was also meeting in secret with a number of very high-up Centrists who are linked to lanni Merino-the Abolitionists.

The city got hot as hell at this time of year, and high-up rooms on the south were at a premium.

Every time she comes across some well-bred or high-up member of society, the sort of person who would, not without reason, regard her as an ignorant Barbarian not worthy of notice, she always seems to end up creating a good impression.

When we lowered the light it touched on more wonders: gargantuan columns, dozens of tunnel openings, flowstone curtains that glittered translucently, a shaggy forest of helictites beneath a high-up opening that obviously vented air into this area.

He delivered high-up horseback opinions on everything of which we spoke, of politics, of the husbandry of the countryside we passed through, even of the proper way to paint a picture.