on top of meaning

  "on top of" in a sentence
1. In control
2. In addition to

[American slang]
prep. 1. On the top of; standing or lying on; on. When the player on the other team dropped the ball, Bill fell on top of it. That high hill has a tower on top of it. 2. informal Very close to. The elevator was so crowded that everybody was on top of each other. I couldn't find my umbrella and then I realized I was almost on top of it. 3. informal In addition to; along with. Mrs. Lane had many expenses and on top of everything else, her baby became ill. Mary worked at the store all day and on top of that she had to baby-sit with her brother. 4. informal Managing very well; in control of. Although his new job was very complicated, John was on top of it within a few weeks. No matter what goes wrong, Mary always stays on top of it. 5. Knowing all about; not falling behind in information about; up-to-date on. Mary stays on top of the news by reading newspapers and magazines. When he was in California, Mr. Jones kept on top of things in his office by telephoning every day.


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  1. huge waves came crashing almost on top of us ..
  2. he gets commission on top of his salary.
  3. put this record on top of the others.
  4. he puts her card on top of the pile.
  5. a massive rock was on top of the hill.

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