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top dog


Informal   the leader or chief of a group  
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top          [1]  
1    the highest or uppermost part of anything  
the top of a hill     
2    the most important or successful position  
to be at the top of the class, the top of the table     
3    the part of a plant that is above ground  
carrot tops     
4    a thing that forms or covers the uppermost part of anything, esp. a lid or cap  
put the top on the saucepan     
5    the highest degree or point  
at the top of his career     
6    the most important person  
he's the top of this organization     
7    the best or finest part of anything  
we've got the top of this year's graduates     
8    the loudest or highest pitch (esp. in the phrase top of one's voice)  
9       short for       top gear  
10      (Cards)   the highest card of a suit in a player's hand  
11      (Sport)  
a    a stroke that hits the ball above its centre  
b       short for       topspin  
12    a platform around the head of a lower mast of a sailing vessel, the edges of which serve to extend the topmast shrouds  
13      (Chem)   the part of a volatile liquid mixture that distils first  
14    a garment, esp. for a woman, that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips  
a    the high-frequency content of an audio signal  
b    (as modifier)  
this amplifier has a good top response     
16    blow one's top  
Informal   to lose one's temper  
17    on top of  
a    in addition to  
on top of his accident, he caught pneumonia     
b    Informal   in complete control of (a difficult situation, job, etc.)  
18    off the top of one's head   with no previous preparation; extempore  
19    over the top  
a    over the parapet or leading edge of a trench  
b    over the limit; excessive(ly); lacking restraint or a sense of proportion  
20    the top of the morning   a morning greeting regarded as characteristic of Irishmen  
21    of, relating to, serving as, or situated on the top  
the top book in a pile     
      vb   , tops, topping, topped   mainly tr  
22    to form a top on (something)  
to top a cake with whipped cream     
23    to remove the top of or from  
to top carrots     
24    to reach or pass the top of  
we topped the mountain     
25    to be at the top of  
he tops the team     
26    to exceed or surpass  
27    Slang   to kill, esp. by hanging  
28    also intr     (Sport)  
a    to hit (a ball) above the centre  
b    to make (a stroke) by hitting the ball in this way  
29      (Chem)   to distil off (the most volatile part) from a liquid mixture  
30    to add other colorants to (a dye) in order to modify the shade produced  
31    top and tail  
a    to trim off the ends of (fruit or vegetables) before cooking them  
b    to wash a baby's face and bottom without immersion in a bath,   (See also)        top off       top out       tops       top up  
     (Old English topp; related to Old High German zopf plait, Old Norse toppr tuft)  

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1    acme, apex, apogee, crest, crown, culmination, head, height, high point, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, vertex, zenith  
2    cap, cork, cover, lid, stopper  
3    first place, head, highest rank, lead  
4    blow one's top        (informal)   blow up     (informal)   do one's nut     (Brit. slang)   explode, fly into a temper, fly off the handle     (informal)   go spare     (Brit. slang)   have a fit     (informal)   lose one's temper, see red     (informal)   throw a tantrum  
5    over the top      a bit much     (informal)   excessive, going too far, immoderate, inordinate, over the limit, too much, uncalled-for  
6    best, chief, crack     (informal)   crowning, culminating, dominant, elite, finest, first, foremost, greatest, head, highest, lead, leading, pre-eminent, prime, principal, ruling, sovereign, superior, topmost, upper, uppermost  
7    cap, cover, crown, finish, garnish, roof, tip  
8    ascend, climb, crest, reach the top of, scale, surmount  
9    be first, be in charge of, command, head, lead, rule  
10    beat, best, better, eclipse, exceed, excel, go beyond, outdo, outshine, outstrip, surpass, transcend  
,       n  
1    base, bottom, foot, nadir, underneath, underside  
      adj   amateurish, bottom, incompetent, inept, inferior, least, lower, lowest, second-rate, unknown, unranked, worst  
10    fail to equal, fall short of, not be as good as  

top up     
add to, augment, boost, enhance, fill out or up, supplement  

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top, big top, double top, fighting top

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You say 'top that!' when you have achieved something and you want to challenge other people to do better
I know four celebrities - top that!
something or someone that is regarded as outstanding, extremely good ; the best ; the cream ; the quintessence ; the jewel ; the top ; the bee's knees ; the cat's pyjamas
[UK];[Slang] Refers to the dog's habit of licking its testicles. By extension (and not without humor) the latter probably taste good! Ex: Among their albums,"master of puppets" is likely the dog's bullocks!
informal term used to describe the flab in the abdominal area rolling over tight clothes
from the resemblance with a muffin whose top exceeds the margins of the paper it is baked in
a mess, a failure
[Slang];[UK] it comes from the cooking domain where the phrase described a dish that was not tasty enough and therefore thrown away to dogs
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
award for the best dog in a dog show
At French dog shows they use the English expression
maximum; no more (or later) than; at the most
E.g.: You have to be back at 11 o'clock tops; The show lasted one hour tops
something that is top-down comes from the top of a hierarchy and is passed down to the lower ranking members
When economic outlook remains uncertain, top management complains about the parsimony of expense reimbursements. Shareholders will not look kindly to executives flying helicopters or first-class international flights unrestrained.
right granted to a general assembly to give an opinion on the salaries and bonuses of top managers
an urban photography trend consisting in taking the pics from the top (and usually the edge) of high buildings
sentence containing all letters of a given alphabet at least once.The canonical example in English is: 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog'.
A perfect pangram contains each letter of the alphabet just once and thus is far more difficult to come up with. The best seems to be: 'Mr. Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx'.
the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
rain very heavily
Idiomatic expression. "The weather was really bad yesterday. It was raining cats and dogs all day."
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