123 Chinese Idioms (成语), 100 from the Singapore Primary School Curriculum List—more soon!
chū rén tóu dì
Literal Meaning 字面意思
Above the level of human heads
To be successful; to perform above the average standard; to be superior to the average person
Similar English Idioms 相似英文习语
Come out on top; get ahead; stand out from the crowd; be a cut above the rest
那位执行长的父母曾教导他如果想要出人头地，就必须努力工作、当个正直的人并要善良对待身边的人。这些都是她成功的秘密。 The CEO's parents taught her that in order to get ahead in life, she has to work hard, live with integrity, and be kind to others. This is the secret to her success.