put over the top

put somebody/something over the top

also push somebody/something over the top
to cause someone to have enough of something to achieve a goal The award put his popularity over the top in a dramatic way. We're trying to make a deal that pushes our team over the top.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form get someone over the top: We managed to get the two sides talking, but that wasn't enough to get us over the top.
See also: put, top