high ups

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
References in classic literature ?
High up the bluff we climbed, higher than all the other caves, to a tiny crevice that could not be seen from the ground.
HYDERABAD -- Hyderabad SITE Association of Trade and Industry (HSATI) has demanded the high ups of Sindh Government to take serious notice over the mismanagement in water supply and establish Water Board for Hyderabad, the second largest city, business and industrial hub of Sindh.
HYDERABAD -- Hyderabad Association of Trade and Industry has expressed its grave concern over unannounced gas load management as well as supply of low pressure gas in the industrial areas and appealed to the high ups of the government to take serious notice into the affairs and ensure uninterrupted gas supply to industrial units.
HYDERABAD -- Hyderabad SITE Association of Trade and Industry has expressed its grave concerned over unannounced gas load management as well as supply of low pressure gas in the industrial areas and appealed to the high ups of the government to take serious notice into the affairs and ensure uninterrupted gas supply to industrial units.
ISLAMABAD -- An officer of the Central Directorate of National Savings, Islamabad allegedly raped a junior colleague few months back and is threatening her of dire consequences as high ups at the directorate are moving at a snail's pace to inquire into the matter, according to the victim's family.
Why high ups do not take action against such officials as they know it very well that which official takes bribe and who does not, creates questions whether they are involved in the wrong deeds or are coward.
PESHAWAR -- The Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Salah Uddin Khan Mehsood has directed Police high ups to ensure fool proof security measures for maintenance of law and order during the holy month of Ramazan and preempt and prevent all type of terrorists and saboteur's activities well in time.
Officials told this scribe that the high ups of tax department have completed its study to establish a new directorate.
The sources said the Punjab police high ups concerned were considering only three "suitable officers" for this post based on their professional records.
HYDERABAD -- The President Hyderabad Chamber of Small Traders and Small Industry Abu Bakar Sheikhani has emphasized upon the high ups of the government to motivate the growers to sow cotton in maximum for assisting local textile industry in their efforts for survival.
HYDERABAD -- Hyderabad Chamber of Small Traders and Small Industry has expressed a grave concern over frequent traffic jam in commercial and business areas of the city and demanded the high ups of the police department to address this genuine issue which is badly affecting the business activities.
PESHAWAR -- Director Provincial TB Program and other High ups of Health Department will address an awareness Press Conference about TB to create awareness among masses.
Islamabad -- A federal police Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI), who is blue-eyed of the high ups is deputed in rural circle for the last eleven years while violating the departmental rules.
Afzaal Bhatti appreciated efforts of civil and police high ups to settle issues of expatriates and said that by virtue of vibrant input of field officers, complaints of Overseas Pakistanis could be addressed early.
PESHAWAR -- Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Salahuddin Khan Mehsood has directed the police high ups to adopt foolproof security arrangements for observing 'Kashmir Solidarity Day' on Feb 5 throughout the province for thwarting any untoward incident.