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the head honcho

slang The person in charge. That decision is above my pay grade. You'll have to ask the head honcho.
See also: head, honcho

(the) head ˈhoncho

(informal, especially American English) the person who is in charge; the boss: Claude is the studio’s head honcho, so talk to him if you have a problem.This phrase comes from the Japanese word hancho, meaning ‘group leader’.
See also: head, honcho


1. n. the head man; the boss. (Useable for either sex.) The marketing honcho couldn’t say when the product would be on the shelves.
2. tv. to manage or boss something. I’ll honcho it until Larry gets here.
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"The team at Maven have been supportive and engaged partners since early 2018, and we are encouraged by their continued belief in the honcho proposition, and in our ability to disrupt what is becoming an ever more distrusted market.
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"To support that we intend to recruit more talent to join the Honcho team to support our ambitious growth plans, bringing in talent across our product, technology and marketing teams.
Being able to fast track starting up a business from weeks to hours with only a small capital outlay, enables people to start earning revenue faster and to concentrate on building their customer base, said Matthew Abrahams, Honcho Chief Executive Officer.
Honcho has secured a PS50,000 debenture facility from the Barclays Northern Powerhouse Fund to help get the business off the ground.
Insurers pay honcho PS1 for the right to bid, enabling them to reduce premiums for consumers.
Loyal Honcho (9.45) is also odds-on at 4-7 with the sponsors for the second semifinal.
Honcho turned to crowdfunding platform CrowdCube last November with a mission to raise PS650,000 to fund the app's launch, and closed the investment window after nine days with a final amount of PS850,000 from 713 CrowdCube investors.
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Label head honcho Mousse T will be joined by The Soul Avengerz, along with London's Liquid People, plus Mark Robinson, for a big showdown.
The Newcastle tech firm that devised honcho says the app will be the UK's first "reverse auction" market-place for car insurance, in a bid to reduce costs for motorists and decrease dependence on price comparison websites.
COOLAMBER HONCHO roared to victory in yesterday's inaugural pounds 500 final of the Bags/SIS 500, a graded A3 stake at Swindon.
The Honcho app promises to be the UK's first "reverse auction" market-place for car insurance, in a bid to reduce costs for motorists and decrease dependence on price comparison websites.