the head honcho

the head honcho

  (mainly American informal)
the most important person in an organization You'll have to ask Alan, he's the head honcho in our department.
See put head on the block, bury head in the sand, hang head, hold head up high, keep head, keep head above water, keep head down, knock on the head, lose head, need head examined
See also: head, honcho
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Like kryptonite to Superman, some activities are poison to the head honcho at any business.
The head honcho of one of my favourite bands wants to write a song for my band.
WHILE fans of Godzilla have to wait another couple of anxious months to see if Pontypool director Gareth Edwards' big budget version will be any good, the head honcho of the Hollywood studio behind the movie has stepped up to calm their nerves.
THE gender of the applicant to become the head honcho of Birmingham City Council matters not a jot.
Indeed, she notes in her docs that the head honcho wrote her an email after a shoot, saying, "Hey Paris.
So how are we supposed to react when the head honcho of Goldman Sachs does one thing, says something new, does it again and then says it again, all while being fed grapes lying down?
VALENCIA -- Everyone's favorite right-hand man is finally the head honcho.
My counterargument is that much, if not most, of employees' trust in their organization streams from their belief in the head honcho.
The head honcho of one of the world's biggest news agencies is never without an IBM laptop, a Nokia cell phone or his Palm V handheld organizer.
I was taken to the head honcho and he agreed how much I should stump up, " said Alan.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 8, 1999--Business Week's Executive Pay survey reports that the head honcho at a large public company made an average $10.
Owned by the GMM Syndicate, the victorious July 2004 dog is trained by Mick Puzey and is from the Head Honcho male line which furnished Puzey's previous Arc winner Fire Height Boy in 2005, whose sire Carlton Bale was the Head Honcho scion involved on that occasion, in 2005.
As the head honcho of Maverick Musica, Madonna's new Latin label, he ventures into the streets and suburbs of major cities to find out what the Spanish kids are listening to.
Kildare breeder will stick with the Head Honcho cross for her third mating.
It's the same way with coaches, I guess: Many can manage quite well as assistants, but few are cut out to be the head honcho.
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