(the) highest rung on the ladder


(the) highest rung on the ladder
the [first/highest/next etc.] rung on the ladder the first, highest, next etc. position, especially in society or in a job.

In our society, a nurse is hardly on the same rung of the ladder as a judge.

President of the Union at Oxford University was the first rung on the political ladder for him.


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  • (the) first rung on the ladder — the [first/highest/next etc.] rung on the ladder the first, highest, next etc. position, especially in society or in a job. In our society, a nurse is hardly on the same rung of the ladder as a judge. President of the Union at Oxford University… …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) next rung on the ladder — the [first/highest/next etc.] rung on the ladder the first, highest, next etc. position, especially in society or in a job. In our society, a nurse is hardly on the same rung of the ladder as a judge. President of the Union at Oxford University… …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) [first/highest/next etc.] rung on the ladder — the [first/highest/next etc.] rung on the ladder the first, highest, next etc. position, especially in society or in a job. In our society, a nurse is hardly on the same rung of the ladder as a judge. President of the Union at Oxford University… …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) ... rung on the ladder — the [first/highest/next etc.] rung on the ladder the first, highest, next etc. position, especially in society or in a job. In our society, a nurse is hardly on the same rung of the ladder as a judge. President of the Union at Oxford University… …   New idioms dictionary

  • rung on the ladder — the [first/highest/next etc.] rung on the ladder the first, highest, next etc. position, especially in society or in a job. In our society, a nurse is hardly on the same rung of the ladder as a judge. President of the Union at Oxford University… …   New idioms dictionary

  • The Ladder of Divine Ascent — or Ladder of Paradise (Κλίμαξ; Scala or Climax Paradisi ) is an important work for monasticism in Eastern Christianity, composed by John Climacus in ca. AD 600, at the request of John, Abbot of Raithu, a monastery situated on the shores of the… …   Wikipedia

  • top of the ladder — highest rung on a ladder …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rung — [rʌŋ] noun [countable usually singular] HUMAN RESOURCES a particular level or position in an organization or system: • She is already on the highest rung of the salary scale. * * * rung UK US /rʌŋ/ noun [C] INFORMAL WORKPLACE …   Financial and business terms

  • rung — rung1 [rʌŋ] v the past participle of ↑ring 2 rung 2 rung2 n [: Old English; Origin: hrung] 1.) one of the bars that form the steps of a ladder 2.) informal a particular level or position in an organization or system rung of/on …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rung — 1 the past tense of ring 2 2 noun (C) 1 one of the bars that form the steps of a ladder 2 informal a particular level or position in an organization or system: on the highest rung of the salary scale 3 a bar between two legs of a chair …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English