top dog meaning

  "top dog" in a sentence
Noun: top dog  tóp dóg
  1. A person who is in charge
    - head, chief

Derived forms: top dogs

Type of: leader

Encyclopedia: Top dog

[American slang]
n. the person in charge or in power; a company officer.
• The reporter tried to get hold of one of the top dogs, but couldn't get past the secretary.
• A top dog from the executive suite read a prepared statement.

[British slang]
Noun. The leader, boss.

noun [C, usually sing.] (informal)

a person or group that is better than all the others, especially in a situation that involves competition:

He was top dog in the company before the merger.

  • on top:    [American idiom]vi ...
  • on top of:    1. In control2. In ...
  • top:    Noun: top &nb ...


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  1. mr . johnson thinks he's the top dog around here
  2. people favor underdogs but follow only top dogs
  3. that man is young, but he is a top dog in his company
  4. top dog, a-1 guy . great to see you
  5. now that johnny's gone, you're the top dog around here

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