我们可以用 to rise to the top 来形容某人在自己行业里非常成功，并升到了最高层。
- She rose to the top of the legal profession and became one of the most successful lawyers in the country.
- He rose to the top at a young age and won many singing awards.
值得注意的是，另一个实用的短语是 give rise to，意思是造成了什么（问题）。
- The employee’s behaviour gave rise to many complaints.
- The company director’s speech gave rise to the belief that he had decided to retire.
- The financial crisis has given rise to reforms in many economies.