at the top of the pile

Definition of at the top of the pile

  1. :  in a high or very important position With this promotion, he will be at the top of the pile.

Word by Word Definitions

  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

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  1. :  a long slender column usually of timber, steel, or reinforced concrete driven into the ground to carry a vertical load

    :  a wedge-shaped heraldic charge usually placed vertically with the broad end up

    :  a target-shooting arrowhead without cutting edges

  1. :  to drive piles into

  1. :  to lay or place in a pile :  stack

    :  to heap in abundance :  load

    :  to move or press forward in or as if in a mass :  crowd

  1. :  a quantity of things heaped together

    :  a heap of wood for burning a corpse or a sacrifice

    :  any great number or quantity :  lot

  1. :  a coat or surface of usually short close fine furry hairs

    :  a velvety surface produced by an extra set of filling yarns that form raised loops which are cut and sheared

  1. :  a single hemorrhoid

    :  hemorrhoids


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