Industry Terminology – (one’s) “Higher-Ups”

(one’s) “Higher-Ups”

(Industry Terminology)

Today’s “Tid-Bit” comes from the “Industry Terminology” section of the GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! – Lexis Portal and also happens to fall in the category of “Yer Ing-Glish Sux!!!”.

The idiomatic Phrasal-Noun (one’s) Higher-Ups is an old phrase used to describe the people in an organization, or company which have authority over others.  Unfortunately this phrase has also been around long enough that some people use this phrase to talk about members of society in the same way.

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  1. the higher-up is a really good post. I like the guy leaving the table and jumping out the higher-up window. I wouldn’t have thought about it referring to the bosses on the higher floors. But that certainly is it.


  2. That clip is from an excellent British TV Series called “IT Crowd”… You can probably find it pretty easily. It is well worth the search. (And don’t be fooled by the American version which failed miserably by using the same dialog with different actors in an American setting. The British version is older and ran for 6 seasons. I don’t think the American version even lasted for 1.


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