the head honcho

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
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Summary: The head honcho of entertainment conglomerate T-Series says the release of a film is bound by uncertainty
Like kryptonite to Superman, some activities are poison to the head honcho at any business.
The head honcho of one of my favourite bands wants to write a song for my band.
WHILE fans of Godzilla have to wait another couple of anxious months to see if Pontypool director Gareth Edwards' big budget version will be any good, the head honcho of the Hollywood studio behind the movie has stepped up to calm their nerves.
THE gender of the applicant to become the head honcho of Birmingham City Council matters not a jot.
Indeed, she notes in her docs that the head honcho wrote her an email after a shoot, saying, "Hey Paris.
My counterargument is that much, if not most, of employees' trust in their organization streams from their belief in the head honcho. To most workers (certainly in large organizations), the CEO is the organization--actually, perceptually and symbolically.
The head honcho of one of the world's biggest news agencies is never without an IBM laptop, a Nokia cell phone or his Palm V handheld organizer.
"I was taken to the head honcho and he agreed how much I should stump up, " said Alan.
Owned by the GMM Syndicate, the victorious July 2004 dog is trained by Mick Puzey and is from the Head Honcho male line which furnished Puzey's previous Arc winner Fire Height Boy in 2005, whose sire Carlton Bale was the Head Honcho scion involved on that occasion, in 2005.
Kildare breeder will stick with the Head Honcho cross for her third mating.
But he had all the ingredients one needs to become the head honcho of leading independent record label Wall Of Sound...
Perhaps the SFA should follow UEFA's example and appoint an out-and-out football man as the head honcho. In keeping with tradition though, perhaps it would be easier all round if they simply hired another scapegoat.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to meet the head honchos of oil firms on Monday to take stock of the global energy scenario.
You've got to give credit to the Americans for making it happen, the head honchos have had all their meetings to identify their targets and have made sure they get them snapped up.