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top-heavyadjective [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.
Translations of “top-heavy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 頭重腳輕的, 上重下輕的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 头重脚轻的, 上重下轻的…
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