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pooh-bah

1. A self-important government official who holds several positions but performs little or no actual duties. The term comes from the character Pooh-Bah, Lord-High-Everything-Else, from The Mikado, a comic opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Only that pooh-bah in the cabinet could hold so many titles and do so little.
2. 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 pooh-bah first.
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I declined a position in Hisham Kandil's cabinet as he belonged to the Brotherhood, I contributed to founding a political party [Egyptian Social Democratic Party] that countered their policies," Bah al-Din said, stressing that he never concluded a secret deal with them, in response to accusations of collaborating with them.
We are not under the extreme stress that the previous government found itself in," Bah El Din told a conference in London.
This is aside from the impact changes to the BAH could have on the local economy itself.
Oh many from BAH and RAIN prayed to the same God for it was a holy day, but then went their very different ways, BAH by car, of course, while RAIN waited for the bus, of course.
Consultations are still going on, but Bah Edin and ElBaradei are the nearest candidates to the posts, he said.
Lors d'une conference de presse, Bah Eddine a precise que la part d'eau par individu en Egypte avait baisse de 2000 metres cubes en 1959 a 640 metres cubes a l'heure actuelle.
Mike from Lessons added: "We took NSR's epic punk rock tune Alcohol - stripped it back, swung it, added some 'bah bah bahs' and re-invented it as a slightly psychedelic Kinks-style jam.
And Annas Bah, 34, from Manchester, was jailed for three years and banned from holding directorships for seven years.
Bateshwar, situated on the banks of the River Yamuna, is part of Bah assembly constituency under Agra district, ready to go to polls in the sixth of the seven-phased Uttar Pradesh state legislative assembly election on Tuesday.
With a total of 16 Cristals and one grand Cristal - the majority of which were for Bahraini client Batelco - FP7/ BaH won across the cyber, promo and direct, media, print craft, magazine, film, integrated, corporate and outdoor categories.
I imagine if it talked, Whilst it walked, It would say, "'Ello flower," and "Ee bah gum, bah 'eck