Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

come out on top

come out on top
Meaning(s)
1) succeed against someone at something or be in an advantageous position
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    • do what it takes to ensure that you come out on top
  • Analysis

     If someone comes out on top it means that they are more successful than others who are competing or that they are the best or the winner. If you come out on top you finish something in the best position possible. This is an idiomatic expression used in professional and social contexts.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. It was a very hard match that could have gone either way, but in the end, I came out on top.
    2. In school I always came out on top in every subject.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Jack is a great salesperson. Every month we have a contest to see who can make the most sales and every month he comes out on top!
    2. We are involved in an intense battle with several rivals for dominance in the market, and I know our boss is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure we come out on top.
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