top dog

top dog
noun Date: 1900 a person, group, or thing in a position of authority especially through victory in a hard-fought competition

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  • top dog — UK US noun [C] INFORMAL ► the most important person or organization in a particular situation: »His position as top dog was now under threat. »The company is top dog in the food retail market …   Financial and business terms

  • top dog — top dogs N COUNT If a person or organization is top dog, they are the most successful or powerful one in a particular group. [INFORMAL] Reynolds has never concealed his ambition to be the top dog …   English dictionary

  • top dog — top dog, adj. 1. a person, group, or nation that has acquired a position of highest authority. 2. the winner of a competition or rivalry; champion: He was determined to be top dog at the swimming meet. 3. Animal Behav. the alpha male or alpha… …   Universalium

  • top dog — n the person who has the most power in a group, especially after a struggle ▪ He always wanted to be the one in control, the top dog …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • top dog — The most important or influential person is the top dog …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • top\ dog — • top banana • top dog noun slang informal the head of any business or organization; the most influential or most prestigious person in an establishment. Who s the top banana in this outfit? See: main squeeze …   Словарь американских идиом

  • top dog — noun count INFORMAL the best, most important, or most powerful person, often the winner in a competition …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • top dog — top′ dog′ n. 1) one that has acquired a position of highest authority 2) the winner of a competition or rivalry 3) anb Animal Behav. the alpha male or alpha female in a dominance hierarchy • Etymology: 1885–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • top dog — ► NOUN informal ▪ a person who is successful or dominant in their field …   English terms dictionary

  • top dog — n. Slang the person, company, etc. in a dominant or leading position, esp. in a competitive situation …   English World dictionary

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