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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."
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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, to, top
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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