come out on top

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of come out on top

: to win a competition, argument, election, etc.
  • He's confident that he'll come out on top when all the votes have been counted.

Word by Word Definitions

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats

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

  2. : a garment worn on the upper body

  3. : the head of a plant

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

  2. : chief, leading

  3. : of the highest quality, amount, or degree

  1. : to be or become higher than : overtop

  2. : to be superior to : excel, surpass

  3. : to gain ascendancy over : dominate

  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

  1. : place : locality

  2. : topology


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