the top of the heap

the top of the heap

A position of total or complete superiority; a place or position above all others one is or was competing with. To think that I started in the company mail room 10 years ago—now I'm at the top of the heap! The team managed to claw their way to the top of the heap, winning the championship against all odds.
See also: heap, of, top

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
References in classic literature ?
Toward the top of the heap I had to handle the coal a second time, tossing it up with a shovel.
Education will liberate and take them to the top of the heap. Without education, the poor will remain docile and in captivity.
18 as he moved from joint 15th to the top of the heap at 146 with the fancied Chan and Corpus with Manotoc barely hanging tough.
TARLAC - Guido Van der Valk scorched Luisita's tough backside with a solid 31 and finished with a seven-under 65, moving from joint 21st to the top of the heap even as Juvic Pagunsan fired a bogey-free 69 to wheel back into contention halfway through the ICTSI Luisita Championship at the Luisita Golf and Country Club here yesterday.
Kevork Deldelian, chief operating officer, Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Africa, commented; "The Millennium Hotels and Resorts Mena team are thrilled with the accolade, which not only places us to the top of the heap in hospitality, but reinforces the hard work carried out by each and every one of our colleagues across the world.
1 tennis player Serena Williams at the top of the heap.
The report indicated that Columbia, Maryland is at the top of the heap for safest cities, followed by South Burlington, Vermont; Plano., Texas; Virginia Beach, Virginia; and Warwick, Rhode Island.
But if Nadal doesn't finish this tournament holding aloft the Wimbledon trophy for the third time in his career, then that place at the top of the heap won't mean much to him.
It was a big bounce-back win for PayMaya after a shutout loss to the Creamline Cool Smashers in Tuguegarao last week and it shoved the High Flyers to the top of the heap with a 3-1 card in the single elimination round of the season-opening conference of the league organized by Sports Vision and backed by Mikasa and Asics.
The Munson brothers have been at the top of the heap in Illinois four-wall as well as national three-wall, and with the younger Dave now seniors-eligible, Mike grabbed his brother for the trip to Cincy and the title.
The 100 Best workplaces are at the top of the heap in demonstrating they have a high-trust, high-performing culture.
During his climb to the top of the heap, Ackerman crushed scores of rivals and broke many hearts.
Michelle Naranjo, editor-in-chief of Autobytel, said, 'For 2014, the Jeep Grand Cherokee embodies a readiness to head off into the hills as an affordable family hauler wrapped around class-leading interiors chockfull of the safety, technology and comfort features that set the Grand Cherokee at the top of the heap.'
It was only beaten to the top spot by the Badeschiff bar in Berlin and, at the top of the heap, the Pelican Bar in Jamaica.
"You can't walk away from it with a negative fashion or a negative reflection because, the other thing I said to him, 'Adam if you want to be the top of the heap, if you want to be one of the top players in the world like any corporation wants to be the top corporation in the world, you are going to get the knocks, you are not going to have everything all your way,"" he added.