Definition of king of the hill in US English:

king of the hill


  • 1A children's game in which the object is to beat one's rivals to the top of a mound or other high place, and to keep possession of the place.

    1. 1.1 A person who is in command or successful.
      ‘your daddy brags about you—you're king of the hill with him’
      • ‘Arnold knew it would be by far his toughest challenge to date and realized that he would have to take his physique to a new level to remain the king of the hill.’
      • ‘But now that he's king of the hill in the digital-music market, Jobs seems intent on grabbing share with a vengeance.’
      • ‘This one immediately makes you the king of the hill.’
      • ‘He was king of the hill, a man above all men, a hero with a broadsword or an Uzi.’
      • ‘This self-esteem was more akin to that sense of self that made Sinatra sing about how swell it was to be king of the hill.’