on top

idiom

1
: on the highest part or surface of something
vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce and a cherry on top
2
chiefly British : winning a game or competition
The team was on top after the first half.

Examples of on top in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The parade began with members from the Kansas City Fire Department riding on top of a fire engine with horns and sirens blaring to the excited cheers of children lining the streets along the route. J.m. Banks, Kansas City Star, 1 June 2024 Robert Mackenzie, the supervising sound editor, explained that the sounds of tigers and lions were mixed on top of real engine noises to create the War Rig’s revs. Gabe Cohn, New York Times, 31 May 2024 There is a handful of black cherries soaked in syrup on top of the budino. Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times, 31 May 2024 After all, there’s no better feeling than walking around one of the parks, Mickey balloons in hand, Mickey ears on top of your head, enjoying a Mickey Ice Cream on a summer day. Lauryn Jiles, Miami Herald, 31 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for on top 

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“On top.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20top. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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