come out on top

come out on top

Fig. to end up being the winner. I knew that if I kept trying, I would come out on top. Harry came out on top as I knew he would.
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come out on top

in. to end up to the better; to win. Tim always has to come out on top—a classic poor loser.
See also: come, on, out, top