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upper echelons

This page is about the collocation upper echelons

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

the highest ranks in a society or organization

For example

  • She's got lots of powerful friends in the upper echelons of the Republican Party.

  • George wasn't smart, but his family connections ensured he reached the upper echelons of the corporate world.

Quick Quiz

Those in society's upper echelons always have the highest

a. intelligence

b. incomes

c. ethics

Contributor: Matt Errey