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  1. head, chief, top dog(noun)

    a person who is in charge

    "the head of the whole operation"

    tribal chief, heading, promontory, psyche, school principal, honcho, mind, head teacher, nous, question, chieftain, foreman, point, gaffer, headman, brain, headland, head, header, principal, headspring, foreland, pass, chief, headway, read/write head, drumhead, head word, forefront, capitulum, oral sex, boss, fountainhead, caput, straits


  1. top dog(noun)

    the boss, the leader (of the pack)

    big wheel, big cheese, big enchilada, head honcho, big kahuna, muckety muck, bigwig, kingpin, grand poobah, top banana

  2. top dog(noun)

    in a competition, the one expected to win

    sure bet, favorite, favourite, safe bet


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  1. Alejandra Colom:

    Dating the top dog, whether it's the guy on the soccer team or the leader of the gang, gives a girl some status and this is related to protection and relative - and temporary - power.

  2. Steve Hansen:

    It is difficult when you are the top dog and someone comes through... and puts you under pressure, i have been impressed with him. He has been working hard and is just waiting for his opportunity.

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