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When the TSA was established, it was never envisioned that it would become a huge, unwieldy bureaucracy which was soon to grow to 67,000 employees. As TSA has grown larger, more impersonal, and administratively top-heavy, I believe it is important that airports across the country consider utilizing the opt-out provision provided by law.
John Mica

Meaning of "top-heavy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TOP-HEAVY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TOP-HEAVY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Top-Heavy is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES TOP-HEAVY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of top-heavy in the English dictionary

The first definition of top-heavy in the dictionary is unstable or unbalanced through being overloaded at the top. Other definition of top-heavy is characterized by or containing too much debt capital in relation to revenue or profit so that too little is left over for dividend distributions; overcapitalized. Top-Heavy is also having too many executives.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TOP-HEAVY

top-class
top-down
top-drawer
top-dress
top-end
top-flight
top-hat scheme
top-hatted
top-heavily
top-heaviness
top-hole
top-level
top-liner
top-loader
top-notch
top-notcher
top-of-the-line
top-of-the-range
top-ranked
top-ranking

WORDS THAT END LIKE TOP-HEAVY

cavy
Davy
Department of the Navy
Donleavy
French navy
gravy
heavy
merchant navy
navy
onion gravy
peavy
Royal Navy
superheavy
tail-heavy
the navy
ultraheavy
wavy

Synonyms and antonyms of top-heavy in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «top-heavy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TOP-HEAVY

Find out the translation of top-heavy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of top-heavy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «top-heavy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

头重脚轻
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

de altos cargos
570 millions of speakers

English

top-heavy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ऊपर से भारी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أعلى الثقيلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

верхнего эшелона
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

top- pesado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মাথাভারী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

trop lourd du haut
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Top-heavy
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kopflastig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

頭でっかちの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

상부 적재
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ndhuwur-abot
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đầu nặng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உயர் கனத்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टॉप-जड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

havaleli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sbilanciato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

top - heavy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

верхнього ешелону
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

top-grele
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

top - βαρύ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

top - swaar
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

top - heavy
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

topptung
5 millions of speakers

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The term «top-heavy» is regularly used and occupies the 59.320 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about top-heavy

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3 QUOTES WITH «TOP-HEAVY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word top-heavy.
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Terry Gilliam
There are moments when television systems are young and haven't formed properly, and there's room for lots of original stuff. Then things become more and more top-heavy with executives who are trying to guarantee the success of things.
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Judy Horacek
Canberra was my home for many years, and there's a lot to love about it. It has a small population with a strong sense of community and is top-heavy with interesting, highly educated, socially progressive people - the opposite of the stereotypical image of dull public servants.
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John Mica
When the TSA was established, it was never envisioned that it would become a huge, unwieldy bureaucracy which was soon to grow to 67,000 employees. As TSA has grown larger, more impersonal, and administratively top-heavy, I believe it is important that airports across the country consider utilizing the opt-out provision provided by law.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TOP-HEAVY»

Discover the use of top-heavy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to top-heavy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Top Heavy: A Study of the Increasing Inequity of Wealth in ...
This volume looks further at the wealth inequality facing the nation's working class and suggests some solutions for policymakers to curb economic inequality.
Edward N. Wolff, 1995
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Pension and Employee Benefits: Preambles to final and ...
TOP-HEAVY PLANS In general, a top-heavy plan is one in which the present value of the cumulative accrued benefits of key employees exceeds 60 percent of the present value of cumulative accrued benefits of all employees. Key employees ...
United States, 2004
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Employee Benefits
TOP-HEAVY PLANS The top-heavy rules are another addition to the arsenal of weapons Congress has provided against the use of qualified plans by small businesses primarily as tax shelters for owners and highly compensated employees.
Burton T. Beam, John J. McFadden, 2001
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U.S. Master Compensation Tax Guide (2008)
Since both of these determination dates are within the calendar year 2008, the present value of accrued benefits for all employees are added together to determine top-heavy status. If the results show that the group is top heavy, Plan A will be ...
Dennis R. Lassila, Bob G. Kilpatrick, Ph.D., 2008
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The Decision-maker's Guide to 401(k) Plans: How to Set Up ...
THE TOP-HEAVY TEST ALSO LIMITS KEY EMPLOYEES In a 401 (k) plan, key employees cannot have in their accounts more than 60% of the entire assets of the plan. If their accounts exceed 60%, the plan is "top heavy," and if not corrected, ...
Stephen J. Butler, 1995
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Development Through Life: A Psychosocial Approach
Experiment 1 Experiment 2 Experiment 3 Top-heavy Bottom-heavy configuration configuration 120 120 80 40 0 80 40 0 80 40 0 p .03 p .39 p .001 FIGURE 5.3 Stimulus Pairs from Three Experiments on Infants' Preference for Top-Heavy ...
Barbara Newman, Philip Newman, 2011
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Protecting Your Pension For Dummies
Defined benefit plans that are top-heavy also are subject to these accelerated vesting schedules. A top-heavy plan is a plan in which the present value of the accrued benefits of the big, important employees (called key employees) is more  ...
Robert D. Gary, Esq, Jori Bloom Naegele, Esq, 2011
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ABA Journal
The look-back rule For purposes of the top-heavy computation, any amount distributed to a participant during the five-year period ending on the determination date must be aggregated with the participant's current account balance or accrued ...
9
The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
(d) Third, the plan must include provisions insuring that any change in the plan's benefit structure (including vesting schedules) resulting from a change in the plan's top-heavy status will not violate section 411(a)(10). Thus, if a plan ceases ...
‎1975
10
Code of Federal Regulations, Title 26, Internal Revenue, PT. ...
A plan must use the same definition of compensation for all top- heavy plan purposes for which the definition in this Q and A must be used. T-22 Q. In the case of an employer who maintains a single plan, when must the determination whether ...
Office of the Federal Register (U S ), 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TOP-HEAVY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term top-heavy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Penguins not alone in top-heavy approach to salary cap
First, top-heavy salary structures are common in the NHL. Sixteen of the league's 30 teams allocate between 40 and 48 percent of their cap space to five top ... «Tribune-Review, Aug 15»
2
The top-heavy power that could carry Yanks to AL East title
BOSTON — This American League East gridlock won't be decided by depth. Not when the division leaders deploy two everyday players (Stephen Drew and ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
3
Is Your ETF Surprisingly Top-Heavy?
On the other hand, investors can be burned by the single-stock-like qualities of top-heavy ETFs. Take the unusual case of Hanergy Thin Film Power Group (566. «Barron's, May 15»
4
5mm launches collection of top-heavy tables
Polish design studio 5mm has created a collection of tables with heavy solid-oak tops balanced on slim powder-coated steel bases (+ slideshow). 5mm furniture. «Dezeen, May 15»
5
The State Department's top-heavy management
David Ignatius wrote in his April 10 Washington Forum column, “The CIA's makeover,” about changes underway in the agency. It included one particularly ... «Washington Post, Apr 15»
6
Top-heavy pole dancer bursts breast implant after falling off pole …
A top-heavy pole dancer who had a succession of breast enlargement operations has ended up in hospital after she burst one of her implants when she fell off ... «mirror.co.uk, Mar 15»
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Defence 'wasteful and top-heavy': experts
The biggest Defence shake-up in 40 years is coming after an expert panel found the department was rife with “waste and inefficiency'' but resisted change ... «The Australian, Mar 15»
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This Year's NCAA Men's Tournament Might Be The Most Top-Heavy
That's why, if you look at the average SRS rating of the top third of teams in the field, the 2015 tournament ranks as the most top-heavy in more than a decade. «FiveThirtyEight, Mar 15»
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NCAA tournament: Go chalk in top-heavy field ... except for Kentucky?
That's as top-heavy as you'll ever see a field. Meanwhile, a rash of conference tourney upsets in the one-bid leagues deprived the field of a whole lot of ... «FOXSports.com, Mar 15»
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Randall Cobb leads top-heavy free agent WR market
If a team has money to spend, there is sure to be some good pass-catching options available once free agency begins on March 10. Otherwise, they will have to ... «Washington Post, Mar 15»

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