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top gun

noun
1.
Slang. a person who is the best or one of the best in a particular field; the top-ranked person in a group.
2.
an ace fighter pilot.
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Contemporary definitions for top gun
noun

one who has attained the highest status or rank in a field or position

Word Origin

1974-79

Usage Note

informal

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