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top-heavy

adjective
     
Related topics: Companies
top-heavy
1 too heavy at the top and therefore likely to fall over
2BBC an 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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