the top dog

the top dog

  (informal)
the most important and powerful person in a group Jackson was top dog and he made sure he got what he wanted.
See also: dog, top
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While the Top Dog top prize is safe, the race is on for the placings with the Lister team heading north to Brough Park and the All England Cup final next week with Geordie Parker and Clash Harmonica.
THE Top Dog leaderboard is still dominated by the Westmeads after the Nigel Flowers Derby, event 12 in the 33-race series, went to Coventry Bees.
First, the company must be the top dog and first mover in an important and emerging industry.
Some people don't agree with the Top Dog concept, the BGRB needs to prove these people wrong by making it work.
The top dog of 1997 became the top dog of the 1998 Westminster Kennel Club dog show Tuesday night when a Norwich terrier was judged best in show at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The way the dates have been planned should allow the fastest stayers to take in at least two of the three and potentially build up a strong position on the Top Dog leaderboard.
Larry Brantley, the voice of the top dog in ``Wishbone,'' the Emmy award-winning TV series, performs ``Be a Wolf,'' based on a novel from the new `Adventures of Wishbone'' book series.
It is worth checking out the Top Dog micro site via www.
The Top Dog award continued a winning tradition by the Simi Valley police K-9 Unit.
AND so to the long-awaited result of the Top Dog anthem competition' judged by a panel consisting of the BGRB's Richard Hayler (the brains behind the year-long Top Dog competition), Sky's Dave Lawrence and our own Tanya Stevenson.
Tanya Stevenson is one of the brains behind the the new points-based competition from the BGRB Racing Committee and was on hand to present the trophy in the Top Dog 2006 Starts at Crayford Stakes (above).
Maurice Russell writes in support of the Top Dog series and suggests anthems
Send your idea of the Top Dog theme to Muttley, Racing Post Greyhounds, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AP' email greyhounds @racingpost.
to submit an application by October 14, 2015 for an invitation to the Top Dog Search Party event to pitch the next "must have" infomercial product.