high muckamuck

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high muckamuck

slang An especially important, influential, and authoritative person, especially someone who is overbearingly or arrogantly so. (Sometimes shortened to simply "muckamuck.") All hail the high muckamuck," Jerry muttered under his breath as the dictator's motorcade rolled by. We're just waiting for the muckamuck to give us the green light before we get the project started.
See also: high
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A Muckamuck employee summarized events in the Vancouver Sun: "The primary union organizer was fired the day that management was notified of the application for certification.
Sandra Eatmon, a Muckamuck employee, said in a recent interview that the workers did not have very many options in terms of choosing a union which would represent their interests as First Nations workers.
Ethel was a Muckamuck employee, union organizer and primary spokesperson for the striking workers.