top ten

noun
1.
the ten most popular songs, records, movies, etc., during a specific period.
2.
the ten best or highest ranked persons, places, or items in a group or category.
3.
Also, top-ten. pertaining to, constituting, or being among the top ten: a top ten resort.
Also, top 10, top-10.
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Thanks to the benefits of their low population densities they took seven of the
  top ten slots.
Yet this overall progress masks some backtracking among a handful of countries,
  notably within the top ten.
It seemed that reading slowly dropped out of their top ten activities to do.
Eg you were accepted to a top ten program in some field.
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