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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More to the point, what did the poobah bearing assorted gifts tell the fishermen, who earlier barely escaped with their lives but lost tons of their catch as well as their livelihood, to make them change their stance?
Yet over the last fifteen years or so, its swelling riches has seen it transform from an ally of the rest to the Grand Poobah itself.
If you can make it through the sluggish start (five long, poorly structured episodes), things improve in Episode 6, as June/Ofjoseph is summoned to Washington, D.C., and the home of the high grand poobah Commander Winslow (Christopher Meloni).
* If the NH primary will vanish if Billy Gardner is no longer SOS, why not just create the office of Primary Poobah, give him a lifetime appointment, and let the SOS office get on with the day-to-day work it's actually supposed to be doing?
Before he was tossed out of the film academy after a storm of sexual harassment and sexual abuse allegations, Weinstein was for the last two decades the grand poobah of the Oscars.
It is now, named as such by the (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Poobah) Grand Poobah across the great ocean, a Jewish city that is the capital of a Jewish nation.
Compilations are pretty hit and miss, but Swami Records Grand Poobah John Reis delivers the hits with this San Diego-focused platter.
The grand poobah of Hollywood's dining scene thanks to his once-revolutionary Spago, Puck has fed the entertainment industry's elite since the early 1980s, catered the Academy Awards' Governors Ball for 20 years and lent his name to restaurants around the world.
Conservative figureheads, writers and opinion makers were more than happy to rail against the usually peripheral CNBC in the aftermath: Reince Priebus, chair of the Republican National Committee, called it "one gotcha question, one personal low blow after another." Tea Party poobah Brent Bozell called it "an encyclopedic example of liberal media bias." The Drudge Report's splash day on Thursday morning called the network the "SHAME OF THE NATION."
Consumers are showing a desire "to venture outside of the iconic flavors and unlock their inner 'foodie' with creative flavors," says Sean Greenwood, PR poobah for Ben & Jerry's, based in South Burlington, Vt.
She tweeted "#AFN exec will set up a new poobah in place!
I figured since every gasbag from the president to the Grand Poobah of Putterville has recently delivered their State of the Union, State of the State, State of the City and State of the Snollygoster speeches, why shouldn't I?
He was the king, the Grand Poobah. So it does feel odd for me to be going, "Here's what I'm looking for, John".
The ' other' side has taken it upon itself to run a presidential campaign, with Modi as the grand poobah of anything that goes right for the BJP over the next year.
This is most common when the group has one powerful and emotionally unstable poobah and no accountability to an independent board of directors.