grand poobah

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grand poobah

The most important or powerful person in a group, organization, business, or movement (e.g., the boss, leader, etc.). I think it sounds like a great idea, but you'll have to ask the grand poobah first.
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Consumers are showing a desire "to venture outside of the iconic flavors and unlock their inner 'foodie' with creative flavors," says Sean Greenwood, PR poobah for Ben & Jerry's, based in South Burlington, Vt.
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I figured since every gasbag from the president to the Grand Poobah of Putterville has recently delivered their State of the Union, State of the State, State of the City and State of the Snollygoster speeches, why shouldn't I?
The ' other' side has taken it upon itself to run a presidential campaign, with Modi as the grand poobah of anything that goes right for the BJP over the next year.
Yet for those looking for something substantive, there can only be measured hope that his replacement, former justice minister and now Grand Poobah of all things martial, Rob Nicholson, will raise the bar beyond Pistol Pete's lofty standards.
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For Tea Party poobah Erick Erickson, last weekend was not a good one.
It was a trip that almost didn't happen, but thanks to the brotherhood of anglers, my friend Steve being the Grand Poobah, it turned out to be one of the best I have ever been on.
We have been singularly unfortunate in that the incumbent party, since the NDM campaign hotted up, has been Labour because the current great Poobah has made a career out of milking the Armed Forces to provide cash to cover shortfalls elsewhere.
President, CEO and Grand Poobah of EP Global Communications, Inc.
Assembly of First Nations' grand poobah Phil Fontaine, 62, the picturesque Ottawa Indian who collects a couple of hundred thousand tax-free taxpayer dollars a year by clamouring for more "funding," isn't actually encouraging the blockading of highways and byways on the "Day of Action" set for June 29.
The leader/director/Grand Poobah simply facilitates team functioning by providing resources for the team to get its job done.
If "several city and county officials said they were powerless to overturn" the Grand Poobah Eli Broad's committee's decision to release the Grand Avenue designs to only the L.
That is why, as of next week, this column will be called Home Truths with Grand Chief Poobah McTavish III.