muckety-muck


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muckety muck

slang An especially important, influential, and authoritative person, especially someone who is overbearingly or arrogantly so. We're just waiting for the muckety muck to give us the green light before we get the project started.
See also: muck, muckety

muckety-muck

slang An especially important, influential, and authoritative person, especially someone who is overbearingly or arrogantly so. We're just waiting for the muckety-muck to give us the green light before we get the project started. "All hail the muckety-muck," Jerry muttered under his breath as the dictator's motorcade rolled by.
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We're hardly buddy-buddy with editors at the Post, or other high media muckety-mucks, but the coverage is much, much better.
Well, the muckety-mucks at North America's premier folk festival seem to have got the message.
These are the big muckety-mucks who are trying to decide whether to invest billions of dollars in this thing or not.
That Romenesko, where we come to read about all the corporate muckety-mucks mucking up news sites by removing distinctive individual appeal, has now succumbed to the exact same phenomenon." Plaintively, he begged Romenesko to make clear that this was not his "doing" and that he agreed it "sucks."
But count the number of business journalists under investigation and stack that up against corporate CEOs, financial gurus or money muckety-mucks, and we don't measure up by any standard.
* Let's hope the muckety-mucks in Oakland, California, don't try to imitate their comrades in Azusa.
He got on the committee for the Bucktown Fine Arts Festival--Bucktown being the neighboring artsy enclave--and convinced the muckety-mucks to let him organize an adjunct weekend of live theatre.
How can a work schedule that includes editing letters, stripping the wire, meeting with muckety-mucks, and fielding complaints, not to mention various non-journalistic administrative drudgeries, possibly be conducive to the finer points of effective word craig?