on top of

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - on top of

"on top of"

in control of


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - on top of

"on top of"

fully informed about


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Idiom Definition 3

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"on top of"

in addition to


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Idiom Definition 4

Idiom Definition - on top of

"on top of"

coming immediately after


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - on top of

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  What a disaster! Our corporate website is not functioning properly. It could be a hacker.

Colleague 2:  No problem.  I am on top of the situation.

Colleague 1:  What are you doing?

Colleague 2:  I've got it under control.  I am closing the back door and making it impossible for this to happen again.

Colleague 1:  Glad to know you are on top of it.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - on top of

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Have you heard that a hurricane is heading our way?

Friend 2:  Yes. I've been monitoring the emergency weather radio.

Friend 1:  So you are informed.

Friend 2:  I am and I will keep on top of it by continuing to listen to the radio.

Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - on top of

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I have just found the absolute cheapest airline ticket.

Friend 2:  Really? That's great but beware.

Friend 1:  Why?

Friend 2:  There are a lot of add-on charges on top of the base ticket price like various taxes, terminal fees, and such.

Friend 1:  So I have to add on the extra amounts to the base price?

Friend 2:  I am afraid so.

Friend 1:  Then perhaps it is not such a good deal after all.

Idiom Scenario 4

Idiom Definition - on top of

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How was your camping trip?

Friend 2:  It was an ordeal.

Friend 1:  Tell me.

Friend 2:  First, there was a terrible thunderstorm. Then the wind howled at sixty kilometers an hour. On top of our tent blowing away, a bear came to visit.

Friend 1:  Doesn't sound like much fun.

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Being on top of the latest crisis, the boss handled it well.

Being on top of the latest news means you are well informed.

on top of - Examples:

1)  ... apprehension about what to expect and how to navigate your new school, and on top of that all new students are expected to learn many things about college life in ...

2)  They are expected to perform their ecclesiastical duties on top of career and family responsibilities.

3)  ... we're also passionate about productivity and staying on top of our tasks.

4)  Organize lists of tasks on your Mac and stay on top of them with your iPhone.

5)  ... of uncertainty over its fiscal future, and apply a new layer of uncertainty on top of that: ...

6)  These two experiences, one on top of the other, persuaded me that it was worthwhile to think of what it ...

7)  The new recruits were multiplying. I was staying on top of the fan response to the rehab from a terminal I'd had installed in ...

8)  ... workspace so that you can ONLY focus on what you're doing. # On top of that, set hard deadlines with rewards.

9)  ... it was a yogurt and banana at lunch that I had extra, on top of what I already ate.

10)  How do you stay on top of all your favorite bloggers, news sources, and organizational mentions online?

11)  ... the highest price they can get and are making record profits with tax subsidies on top of that.

12)  That means a mysterious $300 "surcharge" on top of everything else.

13)  ... to make them actionable. It even automatically alerts the sender that you're on top of it.

14)  Facebook has been invaluable for keeping on top of church events, learning about different hospitals and health systems, being connected to ...

15)  I wasn't even sure if I wanted to do theatre anymore. On top of that, I wasn't feeling great.

16)  Coleman was now paying off her loans and trying to get on top of the situation.

17)  ... off to a clinic for a forced abortion. Often a sterilization is done on top of the forced abortion.

18)  ... to me and my other brother due to the granting of a disability claim on top of his pension... which truthfully I don't want.

19)  This led to a tremendous amount of pressure on workers. On top of this, they were not permitted to have a vacation during the holiday.

20)  Tnooz is firmly positioned as part of my essential daily reading to stay on top of the latest happenings in the travel technology space.