at the bottom/top of the heap

Definition of at the bottom/top of the heap

  1. —used to describe a person's level of success, position in society, potential for advancement, etc. Quite a few people applied for the job, but his past work experience put him at the top of the heap. People at the bottom of the financial heap will not be helped much by the new tax cuts.

Word by Word Definitions

bottomplay
  1. :  the underside of something

    :  buttocks, rump

    :  the surface on which a body of water lies

  1. :  to furnish (something, such as a chair) with a bottom

    :  to provide a foundation for

    :  to bring to the bottom

  1. :  of, relating to, or situated at the bottom (see 1bottom)

    :  frequenting the lowest part or place :  frequenting the bottom

  1. :  the highest point, level, or part of something :  summit, crown

    :  a garment worn on the upper body

    :  the head of a plant

  1. :  of, relating to, or being at the top :  uppermost

    :  chief, leading

    :  of the highest quality, amount, or degree

  1. :  to be or become higher than :  overtop

    :  to be superior to :  excel, surpass

    :  to gain ascendancy over :  dominate

  1. :  a commonly cylindrical or conoidal device that has a tapering point on which it is made to spin and that is used especially as a toy

heapplay
  1. :  a collection of things thrown one on another :  pile

    :  a great number or large quantity :  lot

  1. :  to throw or lay in a heap :  pile or collect in great quantity

    :  to form or round into a heap

    :  to form a heap on :  load heavily


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