on top of the world

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top definition


  1. tv.
    to surpass someone or something. : Can you top this one?
  2. tv.
    to kill someone. : Spike was gonna top Bart first.
  3. n.
    the first half of a baseball inning. : Wilbur hit a nice double-bagger in the top half of the fourth.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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on top of the world

Feeling very happy, delighted, as in She was on top of the world after her roses won first prize. This idiom alludes to the peak of success or happiness. [c. 1920]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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