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the top five/ten/etc.

The top (five, ten, twenty, etc.) best-selling or highest-ranked things in a list. The film debuted at number 1 in the box office, but it fell out of the top ten by the following week. It has constantly been ranked in the top five best games for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
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the ˌtop ˈten, ˈtwenty, etc.

the ten, twenty, etc. best-selling pop records each week: The song didn’t even make (= get into) the top twenty.
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London, Oct 27 ( ANI ): Finland-based mobile maker Nokia has dropped out of the top five global smartphone vendors, according to a report.
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The top five emerging regasification markets are China, Italy, India, Mexico and the UK, and are expected to contribute around 35% of this capacity (7,153 Bcf).
Chicago dropped out of the top five, replaced by Michigan.
1 runner at the district meet the last two years, has a twin brother, Chris, who is also in the top five on the cross country team.
In 2005, the top five low-paying occupations for women were: sales assistants' care assistants' educational assistants' kitchen and catering assistants and general office assistants.
They out-performed hundreds of thousands of pupils to score among the top five papers nationally.
JAMIE STEFANIAK is one of the top five 16-year-olds in the country for a staggering five GCSE subjects.
Last week, World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein informed Lun that he was definitely walking away from an agreement to house the China Center in 200,000 s/f on the top five floors of 7 World Trade Center.
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In fact, four of the top five franchise store contributions were Odom-owned.
com said the top five two and three-year discount rates were all offered by building societies, while four of the best fixed-rate loans were also offered by mutuals.
Wolf gives widespread discussion to the careers of Allied and German aces, noting that the top five Luftwaffe aces flew combat for five years and scored a combined total of 1,453 kills, while the top five American aces shot down only 167 enemy aircraft in total.