at the top of the food chain

at the top of the food chain

At or occupying the position of most importance or influence in a social, corporate, or political hierarchy. Some high school seniors revel in the fact that they are now at the top of the food chain, using their newfound and largely imaginary authority to boss around younger students.
See also: chain, food, of, top
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Humans are at the top of the food chain, so both microplastics and the contaminants can potentially reach us.
They sit comfortably at the top of the food chain in these parts - but here they are eating peanuts out of the hand of our guide while we watch safely from the comfort of a viewing platform.
In every other science fiction series, humans are at the top of the food chain.
We are focusing our attention on those at the top of the food chain and those responsible for bringing it into the city and selling it on our streets.
Brown bears are at the top of the food chain in Alaska, so they can feast without worrying about predators.
For while there might be green shoots at the top of the food chain, the situation lower down isn't anything like as jolly.
The JS500 is designed to be at the top of the food chain, and is able to meet the most demanding needs," he concluded.
As the animals at the top of the food chain, these cats help maintain the delicate balance of the ecosystems in which they live and upon which humans depend, and serve as the flagship species for conserving large, wild landscapes.
Sharks in particular play an important role, as apex predators at the top of the food chain, maintaining fisheries and ecosystem health," the statement said.
I'm right at the top of the food chain - someone who will take whatever I want whenever I want it.
And the all-time classic: "When it comes to business, I'm like a shark, I am right at the top of the food chain.
WHEN you hear things on telly like "I am the reflection of perfection" and "I am at the top of the food chain, I'm like a shark", it can only mean one thing.
She said the workshop focuses on the management of natural reserves and on reptiles which is at the top of the food chain in the region's wildlife.
Because these creatures are at the top of the food chain they are especially vulnerable to physiological side effects from ingesting manmade pollutants.
I RECENTLY SPENT SOME TIME IN THE Wyoming backcountry where I was not, shall we say, at the top of the food chain.