room at the top


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room at the top

A chance or opportunity to be a part of the highest class or level of something. There appears to be room at the top for the giant tech company, as the current CEO announced his immediate resignation.
See also: room, top

room at the top

opportunity to join an elite or the top ranks of a profession.
The expression is attributed to the American politician Daniel Webster ( 1782–1852 ), who was cautioned against attempting to enter the overcrowded legal profession and is said to have replied: ‘There is always room at the top’.
See also: room, top
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Similarly, in the mid-twentieth century texts the protagonist is frequently shown in contrast to weaker men including Johnson in This Sporting Life, 'the withered limb of my ambition', or in the case of Joe Lampton in Room at the Top with the ordinary man on the bus who has a 'mass-produced face'.
Ironically, the award came just two weeks after the Sunday Mail revealed STV bosses were pulling the plug on Room at the Top.
Some examples of the modern, postwar antihero, as defined by the "angry young man" generation of writers, include Joe Lampton, in John Braine's Room at the Top (1957), and Arthur Seaton, in Alan Sillitoe's Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958).
There is room at the top for the executive computer, but changes must be made o both sides.
With 10 of the 22 covering analysts rating BRCM a "hold," there is ample room at the top for additional upgrades.
Our cover star Jenna-Louise Coleman has just made her debut as Doctor Who's new assistant, and now time travels back to the 1950s for an adaptation of the novel Room At The Top.
The star, who appeared in many west end productions and films such as A Clockwork Orange and Room At The Top, died in a London hospital after a battle with cancer.
As the collection proceeds, we encounter a range of classic tropes: an outcast son, a maiden locked in a tower, a forbidden room at the top of the stairs, a child (two, actually) of mysterious parentage.
There isn't much room at the top of the boxing world but both fighters believe they'll get there.
STV bosses pulled the plug on Room at the Top, the first live daytime chat show north of the border, after less than a year.
With the additional floor space generated by the setback configuration, Portzamparc has created a remarkable room at the top that outshines any other like it in New York.
British novelist, one of the so-called angry young men, whose Room at the Top (1957; film, 1958) typified the concerns of a generation of post-World War II British writers.
The previously unreleased songs making their debut are "Life Beats," "Function At The Junction" (with the Four Tops), "Oh My Poor Baby," "Make It With You," "I'll Let Him Know I Love Him," "Never Can Say Goodbye," "Walk With Me, Talk With Me Darling," "Bend A Little," "Can We Love Again" and "There's Room At The Top.
So, cue the Beat 106 Reunion Party at Room at the Top in Bathgate, tomorrow.