at the top of the food chain

at the top of the food chain

At or occupying the position of most importance or influence in a social, corporate, or political hierarchy. Some high school seniors revel in the fact that they are now at the top of the food chain, using their newfound and largely imaginary authority to boss around younger students.
See also: chain, food, of, top
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For while there might be green shoots at the top of the food chain, the situation lower down isn't anything like as jolly.
136 billion pounds three-year deal starting in 2016-17, a 70 per cent rise on the current one, the Premier League's position at the top of the food chain looks assured for years to come.
wagamama WAGAMAMA has been at the top of the food chain since cooking up a storm with its first restaurant over 20 years ago.
The JS500 is designed to be at the top of the food chain, and is able to meet the most demanding needs," he concluded.
As the animals at the top of the food chain, these cats help maintain the delicate balance of the ecosystems in which they live and upon which humans depend, and serve as the flagship species for conserving large, wild landscapes.
It is not every day that two creatures at the top of the food chain clash with such abandon for their own safety and wellbeing.
Sharks in particular play an important role, as apex predators at the top of the food chain, maintaining fisheries and ecosystem health," the statement said.
I'm right at the top of the food chain - someone who will take whatever I want whenever I want it.
And the all-time classic: "When it comes to business, I'm like a shark, I am right at the top of the food chain.
WHEN you hear things on telly like "I am the reflection of perfection" and "I am at the top of the food chain, I'm like a shark", it can only mean one thing.
She said the workshop focuses on the management of natural reserves and on reptiles which is at the top of the food chain in the region's wildlife.
Because these creatures are at the top of the food chain they are especially vulnerable to physiological side effects from ingesting manmade pollutants.
Since they are at the top of the food chain, they typically have smaller populations than the protozoa and other organisms at the bottom of the food chain.
With herons at the top of the food chain the fact that this heronry has become so well established is a sign that recent nature conservation ef-f forts have been successful.
When we feel threatened by something, we destroy it because we're at the top of the food chain.