straight from the top

idiom

: from the person with the most authority or power
The order came straight from the top.

Examples of straight from the top in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Concern about the damage if Fox did not lie about the election came straight from the top. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 18 Feb. 2023 Connoisseurs argue fervently about which of India’s dozens of varieties — each with a distinct flavor, color and texture — are best, and disagree politely about the correct way to eat the fruit: by cutting it into slices, or by sucking the juice straight from the top. New York Times, 25 May 2022 The original concept came straight from the top at Toyota, whose CEO Akio Toyoda wanted a vehicle to rival the usual suspects from Italy and Germany. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 13 Dec. 2021 The order needs to come straight from the top. Camille Squires, Quartz, 16 Sep. 2021 Some policy updates should come from a CEO or head of HR, but not every message should come straight from the top. Todd Piett, Forbes, 17 May 2021 The systemic problems related to race and voting in the U.S., Abrams said, come straight from the top. Dominick Mastrangelo, Washington Examiner, 24 June 2020

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“Straight from the top.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/straight%20from%20the%20top. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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