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go (straight) to the top

To insist upon speaking only to the most important person in a situation or setting. A: "Nancy, this guy is insisting that he knows the CEO and won't talk to anyone else—what should I do?" B: "Ugh, I hate these guys who just want to go straight to the top."
See also: go, top
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go (straight) to the top

Fig. to attempt to confer with the person at the top of the chain of command, bypassing the intermediate people. When I want something, I always go straight to the top. I don't have time for a lot of bureaucracy.
See also: go, top
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The other sixpence is to spend in the diversions of London; and the diversion I recommend is going to the top of the Monument, and sitting there.
We varied the legal character of these proceedings by going to see some perspiring Wax-work, in Fleet Street (melted, I should hope, these twenty years); and by visiting Miss Linwood's Exhibition, which I remember as a Mausoleum of needlework, favourable to self-examination and repentance; and by inspecting the Tower of London; and going to the top of St.
Al-Aqsa Mosque guards prevented the extremist Israeli settlers from going to the top of the Islamic shrine as they are not allowed to.
The Israeli police took the names of Al Aqsa Mosque guards who stopped the settlers from going to the top of the Dome, while the Israeli police summoned the male and female head of Al-Aqsa Mosque guards, Luay Abu Sa'ed and Zenat abu Sbieh to investigate with them.
"If it comes (going to the top of the rankings) it would be a brilliant achievement.
The value of products exported from Bahrain during the month was BD192m, with 85pc of the value going to the top 10 ranked countries and the rest going to the other countries.
In Group D, the scene was clearer with Al Fohood going to the top of the standings with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Dubai Police, who still have an outside chance as they sit in second position with seven points.
"With Brendon going to the top and Tim (McIntosh) with him, those two really responded to this Test match.
This is also a Seamaster qualifier with points going to the top 20 anglers, and the event also counts towards the Penn Championship.
There was a good chance of it going to the top, but that won't happen now."
"Going to the top of the league always gives you a little lift but Kilmarnock will make it tough and, remember, they beat us at Ibrox towards the end of last season."