Meaning of “it's tough at the top” in the English Dictionary

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"it's tough at the top" in British English

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it's tough at the top

humorous saying

used to mean that people in important positions have a lot of advantages and get a lot of good things:

"The CEO always flies first class." "It's tough at the top, isn't it?"

(Definition of “it's tough at the top” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)