top of the heap


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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.
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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
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In 1982, Edwards landed back on top of the heap after writing and directing Andrews in gender-bending comedy Victor Victoria, in which his wife played a struggling female singer who finds success when she masquerades as a man.
In Division A2, top two Burnopfield and Newcastle City have already secured promotion and all that is left to settle is who finishes the season top of the heap. DIVISION A1: Chopwell v Ashington; Lanchester v Swalwell; Lintz v Shotley Bridge; Morpeth v Tynedale; Percy Main v Annfield Plain; Sacriston v Leadgate.
For example, looking at 2010 High Impact Universities table would give Harvard some comfort, as there, it remains at the top of the heap, while Cambridge is rather unkindly placed at number 13.
The fact is, we are top of the heap - however indifferent the quality of that heap is - and promotion has gone from possible to highly probable.
Just beating him into second spot is Karim Benzema, the Lyon player with the 100 million-euro price-tag while Sao Paulo's hugely-hyped Hernanes is top of the heap.
Pinot Noir remained at the top of the heap in almost all statistical categories, among at least 20 varieties grown in Oregon.
Companion of Honor is the top of the heap in the British system, limited to 65 living people.
Actually if considered a medium bore it would be at the top of the heap. As a big bore it's at the bottom of the stack where it belongs.
An officer placed a sign on top of the heap warning the public the rubbish was dumped illegally.
A job well done and near the top of the heap. Send a couple bucks to: PO Box 16604, Duluth, MN 55816
He was standing in an obscure of agency, but after a good run on the New York stage and playing teen roles in several films, including Dazed and Confused, he was about as far from the top of the heap as an ICM client could get.
For the rank and file CRM can be presented as a way to sell more and sell better, but what to do when the top of the heap will not adhere to new standards of opportunity management and sales generation?
Far from it; 15 years of treading the boards and countless albums has left them where they are now, top of the heap and there's not many that can come close to producing such an atmosphere or generate such a feel good vibe like the band produced last night in Cardiff.
Twenty-some years later, Chrysler is still at the top of the heap, and it's innovation again that sets them apart from the competition.
However, few would dare wager against Bailey not ending up at the top of the heap come the end of the season.