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on top of the world

Definition of on top of the world

informal

  1. :  in a very successful or happy state <I had just gotten married and felt like I was on top of the world.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the highest point, level, or part of something :  summit, crown

    :  the head of a plant

    :  the aboveground part of a plant having edible roots

  1. :  to remove or cut the top of

    :  to shorten or remove the top of (a plant) :  pinch

    :  to cover with a top or on the top :  provide, form, or serve as a top for

  1. :  of, relating to, or being at the top :  uppermost

    :  chief, leading

    :  of the highest quality, amount, or degree

  1. :  a commonly cylindrical or conoidal device that has a tapering point on which it is made to spin and that is used especially as a toy

worldplay
  1. :  the earthly state of human existence

    :  the earth with its inhabitants and all things upon it

    :  individual course of life :  career

  1. :  of or relating to the world

    :  extending or found throughout the world :  worldwide

    :  involving or applying to part of or the whole world


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