high-ups

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high-ups

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 ups

and higher ups
n. the people in charge. One of the higher ups is coming down to talk to you.
See also: high, UPS