top of the heap


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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.
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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
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Companion of Honor is the top of the heap in the British system, limited to 65 living people.
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Actually if considered a medium bore it would be at the top of the heap.
For the rank and file CRM can be presented as a way to sell more and sell better, but what to do when the top of the heap will not adhere to new standards of opportunity management and sales generation?
Far from it; 15 years of treading the boards and countless albums has left them where they are now, top of the heap and there's not many that can come close to producing such an atmosphere or generate such a feel good vibe like the band produced last night in Cardiff.
Twenty-some years later, Chrysler is still at the top of the heap, and it's innovation again that sets them apart from the competition.
However, few would dare wager against Bailey not ending up at the top of the heap come the end of the season.
Thugs and car thieves in the eyes of Bethlehem society, the Abayats were elevated to the top of the heap with the coming of the second Intifada, the uprising against Israel that began in 2000.
Thirty-seven years since our last World Cup triumph, and England is once again king of the hill, top of the heap, as Martin Johnson and his lads did it their way.
New generations of artists rose to the top of the heap.
Top of the heap was Mazda, which had just 17 warranty claims for every 100 vehicles.
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In less than three years, Friedman has both broadened and deepened the company's revenue streams, put customers at the top of the heap and created an employee culture where success is a given.
The authority of each and every boss who bosses us, until we ourselves get to the top of the heap, weighs in on us.