head honcho

The person in charge; the highest-ranking person in an organization.

The head honcho is hard to reach because hes so busy.

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  • head honcho — n 1. the top person in a hierarchy, the most important boss 2. See honcho I can t be bothered dealing with assist ants. Who s the head honcho around here? …   Contemporary slang

  • head honcho —  Top boss. The term honcho comes from Japanese, han cho, the leader of a small group.  ► “Once held only by the head honcho, the title of ‘chief ’ is now running rampant through the executive suite and overuse threatens to dim its luster.” (Wall… …   American business jargon

  • head honcho — np The person in charge, the boss. Who is the head honcho of this company? 1970s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • head honcho — boss, foreman, manager    Who s the head honcho here? I have a package for him or her …   English idioms

  • head-honcho — Noun. Boss. The word honcho derives from the Japanese han cho meaning group leader …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • head honcho — /hɛd ˈhɒntʃoʊ/ (say hed honchoh) noun Colloquial the person with the greatest authority or power …   Australian English dictionary

  • head honcho — noun an important influential person he thinks he s a big shot she s a big deal in local politics the Qaeda commander is a very big fish • Syn: ↑big shot, ↑big gun, ↑big wheel, ↑big cheese, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) head honcho — mainly American, informal the most important person in an organization. You ll have to ask Alan, he s the head honcho in our department …   New idioms dictionary

  • honcho — hon‧cho [ˈhɒntʆəʊ ǁ ˈhɑːntʆoʊ] noun [countable] JOURNALISM someone who has the top position in an organization, or one of the top positions: • The company s new head honcho has big changes in mind. * * * honcho UK US /ˈhɒntʃəʊ/ noun [C] INFORMAL… …   Financial and business terms

  • Honcho — Slang term describing the leader, manager, chief or person in charge of an organization or a project. The CEO of a company could be referred to as the honcho or head honcho. This is a person who is or acts like a leader. A person acting as a… …   Investment dictionary

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