So how the hell do you work with a Belle Époque, over-the-top, over-gilded house full of French porcelain and furniture?
The Hollywood and over-the-top nuptials were a rare bit of good news for the world—and even for the striking workers of Venice.
She dresses in bright costumes and adopts an over-the-top persona, but still reads as dim and normal.
Amy Zimmerman on the ridiculous plot, over-the-top tone, and unabashed silliness viewers seem to love.
Of course, setting an over-the-top dramedy in a high school begs for stereotypes.
On Meet the Press Sunday, Benjamin Netanyahu went on at length about how over-the-top crazy the Iranian government is.
over-the-top name-calling is a key element of any major political clash.
Which means that they do a smash-up job of planning that extra special, over-the-top anniversary or birthday extravaganza.
A talented musician, Shearer tours periodically, impersonating an over-the-top heavy-metal rocker in the Spinal Tap band.
I think the reason I played Chow so aggressively and over-the-top in the first movie was, for me, a catharsis.
"highest point," Old English top "summit, crest, tuft," from Proto-Germanic *tuppaz (cf. Old Norse toppr "tuft of hair," Old Frisian top "tuft," Old Dutch topp, Dutch top, Old High German zopf "end, tip, tuft of hair," German Zopf "tuft of hair"); no certain connections outside Germanic except a few Romanic words probably borrowed from Germanic.
Few Indo-European languages have a word so generic, which can be used of the upper part or surface of just about anything. More typical is German, which has Spitze for sharp peaks (mountains), oberfläche for the upper surface of flat things (such as a table). Top dog first attested 1900; top-drawer (1920) is from British expression out of the top drawer "upper-class."
"toy that spins on a point," late Old English top, probably a special use of top (n.1), but the modern word is perhaps via Old French topet, which is from a Germanic source akin to the root of English top (n.1). As a type of seashell, first recorded 1680s.
: He got the top recommendation (1714+)