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top dog

noun [C usually singular] uk   informal us  
a person who has achieved a position of authority
Translations of “top dog”
in Chinese (Traditional) 權威, 優勝者, 奪魁者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 权威, 优胜者, 夺魁者…
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