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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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Now headquartered in Salvus House, Business Durham's flagship office space at Aykley Heads, honcho adds to Durham's existing network of ambitious, high-growth tech companies.
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.
TO FIND out how the other partnerships in the Hidden Honchos scheme got on, follow our coverage, continuing in next Tuesday's Liverpool Daily Post.
PODIUM FINISH Loyal Honcho and connections on Saturday
Mr Sewell added: "We believe honcho can revolutionise the insurance market.
Draw for Saturday's final with sponsor's betting: 1 Kryptonite (100-30), 2 Lenson Express (33), 3 Tyrur Kieran (11-4), 4 Loyal Honcho (11-4), 5 Tyrur Laurel (11-4).
Honcho turned to crowdfunding platform CrowdCube in late November with a mission to raise PS650,000 to fund the app - and now the Newcastle team behind the innovation has secured a conditional investment of PS150,000 from the Finance Durham Fund, managed by Maven Capital Partners, pending a successful CrowdCube campaign.
He is also the father of English Cesarewitch winners Farloe Kraven (2011) and Dark Hondo (2009), whose respective dams were a granddaughter and a daughter of Top Honcho.
Hefner and Imagine honcho Brian Grazer were quoted in Daily Variety last week saying that the timing just seems right for a Hefner-sanctioned movie biography, because Hef and his Bunnies are hot again in these '60s retro-happy times.
Honcho turned to crowdfunding platform CrowdCube when it became apparent that funds from the European Investment Bank, contributed to by all members of the EU, would not be released for the foreseeable future.
She is by Top Honcho, sire of Loyal Honcho and Droopys Scholes.
COOLAMBER HONCHO roared to victory in yesterday's inaugural pounds 500 final of the Bags/SIS 500, a graded A3 stake at Swindon.
COOLAMBER HONCHO, the 12-1 P r icewi se ante-pos t recommendation, has the best possible make-up and has every chance of completing the job to land the pounds 500 first prize and give folllowers a tasty payout, writes Dave Johnston.
The son of Top Honcho has some top six-bend form around here in S1 class and a few minor open events but that's not to say he lacks a bit of early.
MOST of Honcho Classic's big stakes winners on the flat have come from matings with daughters of Staplers Jo and Larkhill Jo, a cross that gave him his first important success over jumps when Wimbledon's pounds 5,000 Springbok fell to his son Royal Honcho, whose dam is by the four-times champion brood sire.