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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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.
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.
Tea Party poobah Brent Bozell called it "an encyclopedic example of liberal media bias.
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?
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.
Yet for those looking for something substantive, there can only be measured hope that his replacement, former justice minister and now Grand Poobah of all things martial, Rob Nicholson, will raise the bar beyond Pistol Pete's lofty standards.
Within a walled garden system like that of Facebook or Google Plus, the users must be registered and voluntarily become what an online poobah calls a "stateful entity," meaning a real person with a public e-mail address.
For Tea Party poobah Erick Erickson, last weekend was not a good one.
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.
We have been singularly unfortunate in that the incumbent party, since the NDM campaign hotted up, has been Labour because the current great Poobah has made a career out of milking the Armed Forces to provide cash to cover shortfalls elsewhere.