head honcho

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the head honcho

slang The person in charge. That decision is above my pay grade. You'll have to ask the head honcho.
See also: head, honcho

(the) head ˈhoncho

(informal, especially American English) the person who is in charge; the boss: Claude is the studio’s head honcho, so talk to him if you have a problem.This phrase comes from the Japanese word hancho, meaning ‘group leader’.
See also: head, honcho
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