top billing

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top billing

1. The placement of the name of the main star, performer, or other headliner at the top of a film or theatrical poster or playbill or other promotional material. I'm keeping this poster because this is the first time I've gotten top billing!
2. By extension, a position of prominence or primary recognition. You did the most work on this report, so you should get top billing.
See also: billing, top
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Starring three of America's top-billing comedians, Will-E Robo, Adam Hunter and Nikki Carr - as well as home-grown talent Danny 'Slim' Gray - it's bound to be a crowd-puller.
RED Cross members from all over the country battle it out this weekend for top-billing as life-savers.
This top-billing comes just a few days after Durham was named University of the Year in the Sunday Times University Guide for potential students.
The LAFTAs are not chosen until December, so there is no wonder the festival's top-billing comics didn't bother to turn-up.
The decision by ACME to sell its two top-billing stations was unexpected, but the company is deep in debt.
If Coolidge commented on the discontinuity between the free-lovin' '60s and the commodity-lovin' '80s, O'Marah's disregard for technical continuities shows that it's possible to channel the woolly, experimental energy of the '60s through the Day-Glo material glamour of the '80s (and even to demonstrate how one moment led to the other), all the while top-billing the people in your life as the stars they often are.