top billing


Definition of top billing

1 : prominent emphasis, featuring, or advertising
2 : the position at the top of a theatrical bill usually featuring the star's name

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Examples of top billing in a Sentence

despite being of epic proportions, the African famine rarely received top billing in the American press
Recent Examples on the Web Gumbo deserves top billing, served in a paper cup packed with shrimp, sausage and rice in a strong roux with blue crab for a garnish. Mike Sutter,, "Review: San Antonio’s Smashin’ Crab seafood restaurant finds success with Cajun food," 12 Dec. 2019 While pho gets the top billing, the other main entree option is Hainan-style chicken rice. Nick Kindelsperger,, "Review: Phodega serves Chicago’s best bowl of pho south of Argyle Street," 11 Dec. 2019 The 11219 zip code in the Borough Park neighborhood took top billing, and is home to a group of Orthodox Jews who have built a small empire selling products through Amazon, BuzzFeed recently reported. Amrita Khalid, Quartz, "The things you buy on Amazon are more likely to come from the US than China," 4 Oct. 2019 Many guidelines suggest a people-first approach, to give the person, not the disability, top billing. Los Angeles Times, "How an alarming photo of a wheelchair accident exposed L.A.'s shabby sidewalks," 3 Oct. 2019 Then came three years as the Bowl and three as the GoDaddy Bowl before Dollar General took top billing on a three-year deal. Mark Heim |, al, "Mobile bowl game refutes report ESPN, NCAA nixed Barstool as title sponsor," 26 Nov. 2019 The four-time All-NBA point guard took top billing with 41 percent of the answers, ahead of Golden State’s Stephen Curry (37 percent) and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (15 percent). oregonlive, "Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard named league’s ‘best leader’ in annual GM survey," 17 Oct. 2019 Hoyer was collateral damage in the tug of war between Brady and Belichick for top billing in the Patriots’ long-running dynasty. Globe Staff,, "Some thoughts on changes in the Patriots’ roster composition," 1 Sep. 2019 Bluejack National, a resort community in Montgomery northwest of Houston, earned top billing in Golf Inc. Magazine for the best new amenities in the nation among private clubs. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Bluejack National earns Golf Inc. 'best new amenities' award," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of top billing

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Jan 2020

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“Top billing.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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