at the head of

idiom

: at the top of (a ranking)
She's at the head of her class.

Examples of at the head of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the United States shouldn’t always be at the head of the table. Foreign Affairs, 10 June 2024 While the show as a whole and some of its other performances might be too arch for the average award voter, Stone’s star power should be more than enough to keep her at the head of the pack. Joe Reid, Vulture, 25 May 2024 The presidential seal was enlarged at the request of White House photographers, and other top officials' seals can now be swapped in to match the person sitting at the head of the table. Kyler Alvord, Peoplemag, 28 May 2024 DeSimone, a portly man with white hair, sat at the head of the table. Sharon Lerner, ProPublica, 20 May 2024 Like the 3rd District race, the outcome of the contest between Scott and Dixon — at the head of a 12-person field — is difficult to predict. Jeff Barker, Baltimore Sun, 11 May 2024 Adams is retiring in June after four decades at the head of the troubled agency, where turnover is particularly high in the top ranks. Dakota Smith, Los Angeles Times, 24 Apr. 2024 The commander sat at the head of a table, studying a map. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, 8 Apr. 2024 When Lone Mountain purchased all the undeveloped land in Big Sky’s Town Center in 2022, the deal put the developer at the head of the Town Center Owner’s Association, the TCOA, which plows the area’s streets, maintains streetlights, and performs other nominally public services. Nick Bowlin, Harper's Magazine, 30 Mar. 2024

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“At the head of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20the%20head%20of. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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