Occasionally you notice one of your colleagues pulling off something you hope for within your own group.
When your manuscript gets rejected from one journal you would typically submit it to an approximately equal* journal next, hoping to get a more favorable mix of AE and reviewers.
If you've worked up more data that could conceivable fit with the rejected set, maybe you would submit upward, trying a journal with a better reputation.
What is slightly less-usual is taking the same manuscript, essentially unrevised and submitting it to a journal of better reputation or JIF or whathave you.
Getting that self-same manuscript accepted, essentially unchanged, is a big win.
Chapaeau, my friends.
*You do this, right?