high-ups(redirected from a high-up)
People who are especially important, influential, and authoritative, often in comparison to oneself. I don't have the authority to make a decision like that—you'll have to talk to one of the high-ups. Did you hear that the high-ups want us to wear uniforms now?
high upsand higher ups
n. the people in charge. One of the higher ups is coming down to talk to you.