top banana



Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - top banana

"top banana"

the most important or influential person, usually in an organization, business or government

 

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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - top banana

"top banana"

the leading comedian in vaudeville, burlesque, etc

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - top banana

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Why are you working so hard all the time?

Colleague 2:  I want to advance in the company.  I want to get promoted.

Colleague 1:  How high to you want to go?

Colleague 1:  I'd like to be the CEO one day.

Colleague 2:  So, you want to be the top banana, huh?

Colleague 1:  I do.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - top banana

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I heard you have been performing in a vaudeville show.

Friend 2:  I've been working at it for a couple of years now. I really enjoy performing. I hope to be the lead player soon.

Friend 1:  You're going to be the top banana?

Friend 2:  I hope so.





top banana - Usage:

formal<---------------|---------X------>informal



top banana - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for top banana.



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