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the top dog
The person with the most authority, power, or influence in a group or organization. When I was the top dog of the business, I used to charge the most outrageous things to the company credit card. You'll only get a truthful answer if you manage to talk to one of the top dogs.
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ˌtop ˈdog(informal) a person, group or country that is better or more powerful than all the others: He’s top dog in television drama now.
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n. the person in charge or in power; a company officer. The reporter tried to get hold of one of the top dogs but couldn’t get past the secretary.
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