high muckety-muck

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high 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 high muckety-muck," Jerry muttered under his breath as the dictator's motorcade rolled by.
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Here we come, Sebastian and 1, marching downtown in search of operatic trappings for a rush job ("a mongo allegro," he said) on the penthouse of some hot Dixie diva mucketymuck of Sebastian's who, just back from Covent Garden, was not only brandishing a new English accent but, Sebastian said, had learned to explode in Cockney at a second's boredom.
I didn't]" Gumbel then went on to tell a story from the Afghan war, when he was sent a guest he'd been assured was "high, high up in the mujahedeen" ("a big mucketymuck," offered Norville).