come out on top


: to win a competition, argument, election, etc.
He's confident that he'll come out on top when all the votes have been counted.

Examples of come out on top in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The games may have been the two most exciting contests of the first two days, but unfortunately, neither Cooper nor Simon Kenton was able to come out on top. Brendan Connelly, The Enquirer, 10 Mar. 2023 Could Disney come out on top in the streaming wars? - Powering A Personal Wealth Movement, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2023 Which team will come out on top in the Sunday night showdown? Richard Morin, USA TODAY, 27 Nov. 2022 Their performance against the short-handed Chargers (5-4) was a slog at times but proved to be just enough to come out on top. Josh Dubow, ajc, 14 Nov. 2022 Mary met this season the Knights pulled away late to come out on top, 28-14, in a game that was closer than the score showed. cleveland, 11 Nov. 2022 There’s some peril as well, but the heroes always come out on top. Common Sense Media, Washington Post, 2 June 2023 By taking steps to modernize your procurement process, your businesses will be well-positioned to weather the winds of economic uncertainty—and come out on top. Rujul Zaparde, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2023 The Champions League group stage saw Napoli, Porto, Bayern Munich, Tottenham, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Man City, and Benfica come out on top of their respective groups. Oscar Hartzog, Rolling Stone, 13 Feb. 2023

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