- 1a place where a bird rests, especially a branch or bar for this purpose, for example in a bird's cage
- 2a high seat or position He watched the game from his precarious perch on top of the wall.
- 3(pl. perch) a freshwater fish that is sometimes used for food Idioms
to make someone lose their position as someone or something successful or admired A lot of teams are looking to knock us off our perch.
knock somebody off their pedestal/perchjump to other results