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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.
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(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


1. n. the head man; the boss. (Useable for either sex.) The marketing honcho couldn’t say when the product would be on the shelves.
2. tv. to manage or boss something. I’ll honcho it until Larry gets here.
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In addition to insightful data, the Honcho software helps improve business performance through actionable recommendations.
THE Hidden Honchos scheme which paired entrepreneurs with social enterprises is helping to lay firm foundations for a pounds 1.
Loyal Honcho, who was runner-up last year, never looked like getting beaten.
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Hefner and Imagine honcho Brian Grazer were quoted in Daily Variety last week saying that the timing just seems right for a Hefner-sanctioned movie biography, because Hef and his Bunnies are hot again in these '60s retro-happy times.
She is by Top Honcho, sire of Loyal Honcho and Droopys Scholes.
Pricewise off to a Bags flyer DAVE JOHNSTON landed Pricewise followers a 12-1 beauty when Coolamber Honcho took the honours at Swindon yesterday.
COOLAMBER HONCHO, the 12-1 P r icewi se ante-pos t recommendation, has the best possible make-up and has every chance of completing the job to land the pounds 500 first prize and give folllowers a tasty payout, writes Dave Johnston.
The son of Top Honcho has some top six-bend form around here in S1 class and a few minor open events but that's not to say he lacks a bit of early.
MOST of Honcho Classic's big stakes winners on the flat have come from matings with daughters of Staplers Jo and Larkhill Jo, a cross that gave him his first important success over jumps when Wimbledon's pounds 5,000 Springbok fell to his son Royal Honcho, whose dam is by the four-times champion brood sire.
Top Honcho made a successful mating with her half-sister Barrow Tune (Deep Decision-Garryglass Tune), productive of Blue Riband victor Iceman Vader, third in the Cheltenham Festival Sprint and a finalist six times in all.
Her dam Midway Tina's sister Midway Crystal highlighted the family's favourable response to the Top Honcho cross when throwing Loyal Honcho by him, and it was by Top Honcho's son Top Savings that the Chalkleys bred Midway Tomsscout's litter of nine in April 2008.
Others were Brett Lee (7/6), Crash (7/6), Droopys Kewell (7/4), Top Honcho (7/6), Westmead Hawk (6/5), Ballymac Maeve (5/3), Big Daddy Cool (5/3), Droopys Scholes (5/3), Droopys Vieri (5/4), Honcho Classic (5/3), Ace Hi Rumble (4/4), Just The Best (4/4), Boherduff Light (3/1), Head Bound (3/2), Spiral Nikita (3/1).
The January 2007 daughter of Honcho Classic-Isnt She Pretty showed good early pace to take an early lead and score in 28.
THE first statistical century of 2009 has been achieved by Top Honcho in the brood sires' championship.