American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang One considered to have the dominant position or highest authority, especially as a result of a competitive victory.
- n. idiomatic the boss, the leader (of the pack)
- n. idiomatic in a competition, the one expected to win
- n. a person who is in charge
“I had defended my title several times over the years, and once I became the top dog on the mixed martial arts scene, I brought fans down on both sides of Tito Ortiz.”
“She led up to it by talking of her husband's ambition to build a church and hall over at Kowloong; even in those days it was the fashionable place, so he would be quite top dog among the local gospel-wallopers.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘top dog’.
As an ongoing part of my project, Dogs in Metaphor and Idiom, Illustrated, (www.metaphordogs.org) I am continually adding terms. If you know a term that fi...
cat-o-nine-tails, snake in the grass, puppy love, white elephant, crocodile tears, monkey business, keep the wolf fro..., culture vulture, black sheep of th..., scapegoat, ugly duckling, swan song and 260 more...
afternoon delight, almost unreal, full of spark, dazzle n daze, alarming stride, rushing tide, double dagger, in the nude, constant pressure, widow maker, bourbon on the rocks, air fare holme and 311 more...
Words or short phrases with animal names in them. Since I already have a dedicated list for 'monkey' words I shall leave them out of this one for the moment.
In honor of terrific and terrible summer blockbusters.
No job is too small.
Looking for tweets for top dog.