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top-heavy

(of a business enterprise) having too many executives
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you get complacency and bureaucracy - you get top heavy Constable Veale and it dulls efficiency, effectiveness and sharpness.
"The way World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn has done the money, everything is top heavy. So basically unless you get to a final or a semi-final you're not really eating away at the deficit in the rankings."
And finally probably the most cost effective cuts of all, the officers - top heavy is an understatement.
Check any tall plants such as dahlias and perennials and if they have begun to get top heavy, stake them up.
Tips should be pinched out when they are around 20cm (8in) tall to promote bushiness and stop the plants becoming top heavy.
Loved by some, loathed by others, many remain--formally crude, over-engineered and top heavy. An option now exists, however.
''The dollar is expected to remain top heavy for the time being,'' a Japanese bank official said.
Generally, a tax-qualified retirement plan is top heavy when the benefits of certain company executives (called "key employees" in the Internal Revenue Code) account for more than 60 percent of the plan's assets.
Although the author list is a bit top heavy with contributors from Great Britain (11 of the 21 contributors), the editors have tried to make it cosmopolitan with authors from Italy, the United States, Canada, Ireland, Australia, Sweden and Germany.
The bullet point that references the 5-percent company contribution requirement if the plan is top heavy is incorrect.
The rules adversely affected thousands of smaller plans that, according to the old definition, were top heavy if more than 60% of plan assets were held on behalf of key employees--a term that was defined broadly.