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be thin on top

To be balding. This phrase refers to thinning hair on the top of one's head. I should have known I would be thin on top by 30—none of the older men in my family have much hair.
See also: on, thin, top

thin on top

Balding. This phrase refers to thinning hair on the top of one's head. I should have known I would be thin on top by 30—none of the older men in my family have much hair.
See also: on, thin, top
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

thin on top

balding.
See also: on, thin, top
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be/get thin on ˈtop

(informal) without much hair on the head; be/go bald: Max is only 30 but he’s already getting a bit thin on top.
See also: get, on, thin, top
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