at the top of the ladder

at the top of the ladder

In the highest or most important position in a group or organization. With her new promotion, Jill is now at the top of the ladder as CEO.
See also: ladder, of, top
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According to another user, the king is at the top of the ladder while the queen comes next.
The Bolts tied Ginebra at the top of the ladder at 8-2 while the Batang Pier, who are already out of the playoffs, ended their conference with a 3-8 slate.
Your expenses are so high and the returns are so low - unless you're at the top of the ladder.
Ghufran Ashraf - Anisur Rehman put up their best foot forward and finished at the top of the ladder with a score of 65.
While Lee was at the top of the ladder, it slipped and he fell to the floor.
At the Top of the Ladder is his third published book.
While there was no "fall protection barrier" at the top of the ladder, Gentry believed that having a chain at the top of the ladder creates a hazard by forcing the miner to unhook the chain while on the ladder, exposing the miner to the risk of losing his grip and falling.
They are a really good team and they deserve their position at the top of the ladder.
If those at the top of the ladder or indeed the middle don't know what discipline and respect is, how can we possible expect it to get a grip at the bottom?
Graeme Smith's side can even leapfrog Ricky Ponting's side at the top of the ladder by a fraction of a point if it wins the remaining two Tests to sweep the series 3-0.
But I'm still there at the top of the ladder and for that I'm truly grateful.
Across five active regional blocs, medians of fewer than 1 in 10 respondents in each bloc place their past and present lives on steps 8 through 10 of the ladder, but at least a median of one-quarter of respondents expect to stand at the top of the ladder five years from now.
At the top of the ladder is the Titanium X which tops out at pounds 24,210 for the 2.
Mr Liddle tried to take his weight and remove the rope, and as he struggled at the top of the ladder paramedics arrived, but they were unable to save him.
At the top of the ladder, I still was holding my tools in one hand and the light cover in the other when the situation changed.