topped out

topped out
 Stuck in a position without hope of promotion or opportunity.
 ► “Some executives have become victims of corporate cost cutting initiatives and have been eliminated because they are too costly for their organizations. They have topped out.” (Executive Excellence, Dec. 1994, p. 15)

American business jargon. 2014.

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