high pillow

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

high pillow (plural high pillows)

  1. (US, slang, dated) The boss; the man in charge.
    • 1940, Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely, Penguin 2010, p. 203:
      ‘There were a couple solved for the record, but they were just rappers. Some punk took it for the high pillow.’