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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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?
During the boom], the muckety-mucks loved bragging about how much they paid -- they were buying bragging rights by paying record amounts," Purcell said.
Unfortunately, the volunteers' belief that people from all over the country should pitch in to help the Guff Coast recover from Katrina wasn't exactly shared by at least a few muckety-mucks in the state GOP mere weeks after the election.
Legislators whine that they need the extra money, that they haven't had a pay raise since 1998, and that what they make isn't much compared to all the lobbyists, lawyers and other muckety-mucks they hang out with.
This is the same contract that earlier produced a questionable $27,000 party for well- connected muckety-mucks.
According to Chick, they wanted somewhere between $11,000 and $15,000 for a killer bon voyage party, at which all the City Hall muckety-mucks and their well-connected friends would revel at the public's expense.
The NHL muckety-mucks wanted more scoring so they tightened the crease, created more room behind the net, shrunk the goaltender's padding and then turned the blueprint over to the skaters.