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top story

1. Literally, a higher or the highest level of a building. The executives all have their offices in the top stories of the sky scraper. We converted the top story into a standalone apartment that we rent out.
2. The brain; one's ability to think, understand, and rationalize. He's attractive, all right, but I don't think there's much going on in the top story. I never felt like I had a strong enough of an top story to do a master's degree.
See also: story, top

upper story

1. Literally, a higher or the highest level of a building. The executives all have their offices in the upper stories of the skyscraper. We converted the upper story into a standalone apartment that we rent out.
2. The brain; one's ability to think, understand, and rationalize. He's attractive, all right, but I don't think there's much going on in the upper story. I never felt like I had a strong enough of an upper story to do a master's degree.
See also: story, upper

top story

 and upper story
Sl. the brain; one's mind and intellect. A little weak in the upper story, but other than that, a great guy. He has nothing for a top story.
See also: story, top

upper story

The head or brain, as in He's not all there in the upper story. This expression transfers the literal sense of a higher floor in a multistory building to the top portion of the human body. Richard Bentley used it in A Dissertation on the Epistles of Phalaris (1699), where he compares a man with "brains ... in his head" to a man who has "furniture in his upper story."
See also: story, upper

top story

and upper story
n. the brain. I don’t think her top story is occupied. A little weak in the upper story, but other than that, a great guy.
See also: story, top

upper story

verb
See also: story, upper
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Denise Green '07, assistant professor of FSAD, worked with Storey to organize an exhibit of garments and films about the designer's career.
The brothers, who denied touching the drink, turned violent and Karl Storey lashed out with a pint glass in his hand, hitting Mr Cowan in the face.
The Standards Board ruled that Cllr Storey breached the councillors' code of conduct by seeking to improperly influence a council officer.
Simon Heptinstall, chief executive of Storey Carpets, said: "We were delighted to receive this fabulous award again which is very much an accolade to the Storey Carpets team.
"Every mine is different," says Storey. "But it's a product everyone can use."
The Committee considered evidence from Storey, who was legally represented, and a statement from Renwick, as well as viewing a video recording of the race.
Storey: I think we should take things one year at a time.
Storey contends that literary critics need to "take seriously the implications of human evolution" for their field.
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Second, 'residential side buildings' include two storeys of rest house, three storeys of residence for employees of grades 1 to 10, three storeys for employees of grades 11 to 14, four storeys for employees of grades 16 to 18, two storeys for officers of grade 19, single storey block of grade 20 and three storeys of National Academy Of Performing Arts (NAPA).
Raymond Brown had bumped into old friend Trevor Storey at a bash at a club in Blyth, Northumberland.
THE following planning applications have been received by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council: Single storey rear extension at Spindle Lane, Shirley; Single storey rear extension at Station Road, Balsall Common; Single storey and two-storey extensions to front, rear and sides with detached double garage at Deers Leap, Hampton Lane, Meriden; Rear single storey extension to form kitchen and lounge at Marsh Lane, Solihull; Two-storey rear extension to form ground floor dining room with bedroom over at Littlewood Close, Solihull; First floor bedroom and en-suite ground floor kitchen extension and conversion of garage into dining room and covered way at Poplar Road, Dorridge; Open-air decked seating area to front of White Horse Inn, Kenilworth Road, Balsall Common.
Sunderland-based Storey Carpets is investing more than pounds 100,000 in its store at Castletown to bring its latest retail concept to Wearside.
The international celebrity of the building, and the imperative necessity to avoid untoward intervention to its remarkable and largely intact structure, led to the conversion of the upper storeys to provide a boardroom, reception facilities and other accommodation for Nestle France's directors, and the retention of the 1920s generators as permanent features of the lowest storey, which also serves as a sheltered bridge.