top-heavy


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top-heavy

(of a business enterprise) having too many executives
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He had a dusky complexion and a bushy eyebrow, beneath which his eye wore a fixed and somewhat defiant expression; he seemed to be challenging you to insinuate that he was top-heavy. The duchess, judging from her charge to Newman, regarded him as a bore; but this was not apparent from the unchecked flow of her conversation.
The artist had given it a head that would have been, in an intellectual point of view, top-heavy for Shakespeare.
If I hadn't Mumps to talk to, I should get top-heavy an' tumble in a fit.
But their top-heavy structure means they may need staking, particularly if they are in less-than-full sun.
BIRMINGHAM boss Laurence Rogers reckons his side can push top-heavy Somerset tomorrow.
Our former railways minister was judicially grilled for failure to prune unwanted top-heavy liabilities (on the basis of audit report).
Our former railway minister was judicially grilled for the failure to prune unwanted top-heavy liabilities (on the basis of the audit report).
"At this point, I'm top-heavy with ARChoices clients, but other times I'm top-heavy with Medicaid or private-pay."
Right now, it's a very top-heavy group of people making decisions.
including the commanders of the Cambodian Navy and Air Force - have been promoted to deputy commanders-in-chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, swelling the upper echelons of an already top-heavy military.
The UN organisation has come under fire for it tardy intervention in some health crisis issues, especially the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as well as inefficiency and a top-heavy bureaucracy.
DENIS BETTS says England's World Cup squad is deliberately top-heavy with forwards to meet the physical challenge of Australia - but insists there is enough flexibility within it to cope with any adversity.