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top

noun
 
 
/tɒp/
the top the most important or successful position in an organization, activity, etc.: He worked hard and quickly reached the top of his profession. Congratulations on your promotion - how are you enjoying life at the top?
be at the top of your game informal to be able to use your skills and abilities to a very high level, and even more than you have done previously: She's 55 and at the top of her game as an entrepreneur.
come out on top to be the winner in a competitive situation: The company that drops its prices first will come out on top.
from the top down at all levels in a company, including the most important managers: There have been mutiple failures, from the top down. From the top down, staff are remarkably optimistic. starting at the level of the most important managers and spreading to other employees: Change has been imposed from the top down.
on top (of sth) in addition to something: When we came to pay for the goods, there was a delivery charge on top. We expect sales to rise by 6% on top of last year's growth. The company's in financial trouble and on top of that they're losing key staff. in control of a situation: be/get/stay on top of sth Management needs to get on top of the problem quickly.
top of mind MARKETING →  front of mind
(Definition of top noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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