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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtop-heavyˌtop-ˈheavy adjective 🔊 🔊 1 BALANCE#too heavy at the top and therefore likely to fall over2 BBCan organization that is top-heavy has too many managers compared to the number of ordinary workers 🔊 The company was burdened by a top-heavy bureaucracy.
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top-heavyThe money is not for top-heavy administration but for research.the school district's top-heavy administrationThere is often an absurdly top-heavy effect, too, when the author named makes only a fleeting appearance.Britain has a particularly top-heavy industrial structure.How could I let my only boy on that top-heavy tub?