- having a financial structure overburdened with securities that have priority in the payment of dividends.
OTHER WORDS FROM top-heavytop-heav·i·ly, adverbtop-heav·i·ness, noun
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There is a particular focus in the magazine on attacking the United States, which al Qaeda calls a top target.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre|Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In the meantime, Epstein has tried to use his charitable projects to float him back to the top.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The clichés about football-obsessed husbands and frustrated wives are pretty heavy-handed.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
If so, he has his silence -- on top of poor judgment -- to blame.
“There is a heavy security presence but nothing has changed,” agrees Father Javier.
He came to the top of the stairs with a lamp in his hand, and wanted to know what the rumpus was about.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
The policemen looked dull and heavy, as if never again would any one be criminal, and as if they had come to know it.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
Drone: the largest tube of a bag-pipe, giving forth a dull heavy tone.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
The offspring of the ungodly shall not bring forth many branches, and make a noise as unclean roots upon the top of a rock.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
The jagged top and spurs of San Jacinto Mountain shone like the turrets and posterns of a citadel built of rubies.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson