the top of the heap

the top of the heap

A position of total or complete superiority; a place or position above all others one is or was competing with. To think that I started in the company mail room 10 years ago—now I'm at the top of the heap! The team managed to claw their way to the top of the heap, winning the championship against all odds.
See also: heap, of, top

top of the heap

Fig. a position superior to everyone else. For some reason, Jerry has to be at the top of the heap. She fought her way to the top of the heap and means to stay there.
See also: heap, of, top

top of the heap

n. a position superior to everyone else. For some reason, Jerry has to be at the top of the heap.
See also: heap, of, top
References in classic literature ?
Toward the top of the heap I had to handle the coal a second time, tossing it up with a shovel.
The 100 Best workplaces are at the top of the heap in demonstrating they have a high-trust, high-performing culture.
During his climb to the top of the heap, Ackerman crushed scores of rivals and broke many hearts.
2 and 9, the first negating his missed green bogey on the eighth and the other shoving him to the top of the heap.
Michelle Naranjo, editor-in-chief of Autobytel, said, 'For 2014, the Jeep Grand Cherokee embodies a readiness to head off into the hills as an affordable family hauler wrapped around class-leading interiors chockfull of the safety, technology and comfort features that set the Grand Cherokee at the top of the heap.
It was only beaten to the top spot by the Badeschiff bar in Berlin and, at the top of the heap, the Pelican Bar in Jamaica.
You can't walk away from it with a negative fashion or a negative reflection because, the other thing I said to him, 'Adam if you want to be the top of the heap, if you want to be one of the top players in the world like any corporation wants to be the top corporation in the world, you are going to get the knocks, you are not going to have everything all your way,"" he added.
s Fox plan is at the top of the heap with a score of 78.
An ambitious young man crawls his way to the top of the heap forsaking real love on the way.
For example, looking at 2010 High Impact Universities table would give Harvard some comfort, as there, it remains at the top of the heap, while Cambridge is rather unkindly placed at number 13.
Club captain Brett Hodgson, forward Keith Mason and Andy Raleigh, play-maker Luke Robinson and influential Jamahl Lolesi will all be hoping to be fit for the trip as the Giants bid to deny the Warriors the win they need to ensure they finish at the top of the heap this season.
Having booked their place in the quarter-final of the Clarence Cup at the weekend, Downpatrick can now set about eating into that 12-game deficit they have to pull back from Newington at the top of the heap.
Pinot Noir remained at the top of the heap in almost all statistical categories, among at least 20 varieties grown in Oregon.
We are heading back to the golden days when the chief rewards for climbing to the top of the heap were rather good lunches and a week in late August on the company grouse moor.
Greed at the top of the heap shovelled misery on us bums at the bottom.