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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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.
Abe Foxman, Grand Poobah of the Anti-Defamation League, complained to Joel Stein of Time that "the number of people who think Jews run Hollywood is still too high," when, as Stein easily demonstrated, it's pretty damn obvious that Hollywood is and always has been, for better and for worse, controlled by people who happen to be Jews.
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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.
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.
So are Jerry Falwell and Richard Viguerie, and of course Heritage Foundation grand poobah Ed Feulner.
All of the new store openings and updates will reflect the communities in which they are located, with interior decor including items like the Community Table and Grand Poobah Chair.
Fortunately for the folks at the Canadian International Development Agency, the public relations gods have blessed them with the appointment of Julian Fantino as their new Grand Poobah.
That's the phenomenon of Silver Strike LIVE, the latest video-bowling craze from Incredible Technologies (IT), the Grand Poobah of video game developers.
The grand poobah of university donors asked the coach what he needed to improve his program, and Bellotti mentioned expanding the treatment center.
But as Paul heads for the big time as Minister for Sheep dip, this still leaves Mo in the position of grand poobah of all things Northern Ireland Office.
The majority of niche publishers haven't yet developed their online video strategy," says Niche Media Grand Poobah, Carl Landau.
In ``Happy Days,'' patriarch Howard Cunningham earned enough spots to become the Grand Poobah of the Leopard Lodge.