from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang One considered to have the dominant position or highest authority, especially as a result of a competitive victory.
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- n. the boss, the leader (of the pack)
- n. in a competition, the one expected to win
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- n. a person who is in charge
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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.