Bedeutung von “the first/highest/next, etc rung of the ladder” — Learner’s Dictionary

the first/highest/next, etc rung of the ladder

the first, highest, next, etc position, especially in society or in a job:

She's on the bottom rung of the management ladder.

(Definition von “the first/highest/next, etc rung of the ladder” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)