top dog

 Boss.
 ► “Unfortunately, there are still a lot of DINOSAURS in the executive suites, according to the authors, but if they do not learn new tricks, these top dogs may not be around long enough to experience the other facets of the job.” (Public Relations Journal, May 1994, p. 20)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • Top Dog — Origen Brooklyn, New York Años en activo 1995 Presente Sello discográfico Duck Down Records Género …   Wikipedia Español

  • 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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