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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 managing director 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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