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‘It can be laid on top of most surfaces, và is available in a range of colours and decorative sầu finishes.’‘Do not use a grill on top of or underneath any surface that will burn, such as a porch or carport.’‘They advise matches in the kitchen not lớn be left on top of kitchen surfaces, but lớn be kept in a cupboard and for parents to lớn regularly check their child"s bedroom for matches.’‘Normally, asphalt road surfaces are built on top of a bed of concrete, which is itself built atop a bed of gravel.’‘Everything else had to be balanced precariously on top of surfaces.’‘Finally on the way trang chính we saw a shopping trolley perched on top of a stop sign.’‘The photographers perched on top of these trucks get great shots.’‘I was at the theatre recently, and at the interval I counted up lớn five sầu women with sunglasses perched on top of their heads.’‘He spread his papers out on top of his briefcase, perched on his knees.’‘A young girl was perched on top of the mahogany wardrobe.’‘Controversial plans khổng lồ set up a di động phone mast on top of a church tower are expected khổng lồ be approved by councillors tomorrow despite fierce opposition.’
1.1So as lớn cover; over.
‘his habit of wearing one V-neck jumper on top of another’
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‘I"m wearing Rebecca"s cardigan again, và on top of that one of my red favorites.’‘I went to lớn put a fleece on, on top of my sweatshirt, & thought that perhaps the weather had got chilly again despite having been sunny for most of the day.’

2In commvà or control of.

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‘he couldn"t get on top of his work’
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‘Labour insists it has got on top of these problems.’‘It"s a new challenge, and it"s something you can never really get on top of.’‘Once I"d got on top of this job, the other priorities all seemed lớn slot inlớn place.’‘Work"s going well, I"m getting on top of things, selling adverts on my site and keeping up lớn date with the paperwork, etc.’‘Things get crazy at times and it becomes hard to stay on top of everything but I have a great team; they are very open and transparent.’‘You really have to lớn be on top of everything, & you can"t slachồng on anything.’

3In addition lớn.

‘on top of everything else he"s a brilliant linguist’
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‘Those additional wage costs are on top of higher prices for oil, steel, copper, plastics, etc.’‘He advised that this was an additional charge on top of the normal council rates.’‘And you may be charged an additional fee on top of the room rates.’‘It specifies a minimum cấp độ of coverage, such as medical and life cover, & offers employees optional additional benefits on top of this.’‘In other words, they lost the election because they were caught lying khổng lồ the public about a very, very sensitive issue, on top of everything else.’‘I think the total cost will come to something like £20,000 because the whole bathroom and kitchen has to lớn be replaced on top of everything else.’‘Now he has become an inventor on top of everything else.’‘Oh & my left wrist is really hurting so I"m probably developing RSI on top of everything else.’‘So, on top of everything else, there seems lớn be a case of political hypocrisy here.’‘It could vary from anything between £80 to lớn £500 plus an annual fee on top of that.’‘On top of this benefit, recent evidence suggests that eating rye bread can lower cholesterol levels too.’