top of the heap


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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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Richard Franklin, RICS West Midlands spokesperson and commercial director at Persimmon Homes, said: "The survey illustrates a cooling in the market locally, where a number of factors are underlying the findings - with affordability at the top of the heap.
He was standing in an obscure of agency, but after a good run on the New York stage and playing teen roles in several films, including Dazed and Confused, he was about as far from the top of the heap as an ICM client could get.
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.
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.
At the top of the heap sits a Chilean salmon exporter that has wrangled its way to the No.
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.
Tens of thousands of dancers hoped to graduate to the Savoy, the top of the heap.
Although Williams isn't the household name he ought to be, he certainly knows the score and is willing to take on Lucas and Spielberg in his rise to the top of the heap.
Innovative product merchandising, retail support and advertising will also be emphasized as means to either get to the top of the heap or stay there.
The climb to the top of the heap has hardly been easy: AOL's cost for acquiring new subscribers is at least $45 per account and at times as much as $270 per account.