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English definition of “top-heavy”

top-heavy

adjective [after verb] uk   /ˌtɒpˈhev.i/ us    /ˌtɑːp-/
If something is top-heavy, it has more weight in the higher part than in the lower part and will not balance correctly: The main reason the ship capsized was that it was top-heavy.figurative If they sacked a hundred senior managers, they would be less top-heavy.
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