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  • n. Plural form of higher-up.


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  • It verifies what the Mart higher-ups have boasted before -- that they don't understand culture, but they do understand money.

    Paul Klein: ArtChicago Is Still Likable

  • A weakened presidency, heightened national political tensions and the magnitude of the spill all contributed to decision-making meddling from higher-ups.

    The BP oil spill papers: A case study in management failure

  • The temptation for leaders to wade in -- no pun intended -- and micro-manage during a crisis blurs decision-making structures, confuses front-line workers and slows down action as everyone waits to see what the higher-ups want now that the traditional process has been shattered.

    The BP oil spill papers: A case study in management failure

  • “And what would your justice-minded girlfriend think of you extorting funds from your higher-ups?”

    Arcane Circle

  • I was willing to bet that, if I had claimed to be Mae West and asked her to set my hair on fire for me, this lady—without losing her unshakable and in-control demeanor—would have simply poured something on my head and told me it was flammable while she texted the higher-ups and ordered a psychiatric evaluation for me.

    Arcane Circle

  • Chereece Bell said that three months before Marchella Brett-Pierce died, she asked her higher-ups to move social worker Damon Adams out of her Brooklyn unit.

    Supervisor Claims She Raised Concern

  • For one, Tressel did not share information he received in an email about a potential NCAA violation for months with Ohio State higher-ups, despite wording in his contract that required him to do so.

    Ohio State's Tressel: The danger of sticking by your stars

  • Criminal prosecution of senior executives is far more common after an injury with products that are "inherently somewhat dangerous" and when higher-ups in the company played a "direct, hands-on" role in making the product, said Todd Fernow , a law professor at the University of Connecticut.

    Owning Up to a Boy's Death

  • In short, you have three fun heroes (McConaughy, Penelope Cruz, and Steve Zahn) who sell the gee-wiz sex appeal without being obnoxious, two ruthless, thoughtful, and occasionally charming villains (Lennie James and Lambert Wilson), and two seen-it-all higher-ups played with relish by beloved character actors (William H. Macy and Delroy Lindo).

    Scott Mendelson: Artistic Comeback? From Where? Matthew McConaughey's Best Films, Post-Stardom

  • And when the truth is suppressed, the relatives tend to believe that the higher-ups are simply covering up some vast organizational snafu that will reflect badly on themselves.

    John Darnton: Accidental Fire


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