thin on top

thin on top

Fig. balding. James is wearing a hat because he's getting thin on top. Father got a little thin on top as he got older.
See also: on, thin, top

thin on top

Becoming bald, as in I notice that he's getting a little thin on top. The top in this euphemism refers to the top of the head. [Second half of 1800s]
See also: on, thin, top