Hey guys! Welcome to [Phrases] today!
Without knowing the meaning, could you come up with any ideas about when this phrase could be used? Actually, it was originated in US theatrical slang!
Once there was a comedy talking about three comics thinking how to share two bananas. The leading comedian who delivered the punch line was given one banana while the supporting comedian got the second one. The show and joke were so popular that the phrase Top Banana was widely referred to the person with the most authority, power, or influence in a group or organization.
You’ll only get a truthful answer if you manage to talk to one of the top bananas.
You’ll have to ask the top banana. He’s out right now.
There are some other interesting phrases about “top“. Follow me to learn about them!
1. blow one’s top
to become very angry, often quickly; to lose one’s composure
Oh man, Dad is going to blow his top when he sees that I wrecked his car!
When she regains consciousness, she just may blow her top
2. top notch
to describe something is stellar, excellent; can also be used without a hyphen
That restaurant is top-notch—you’ll definitely get a good meal there.
This is not a case of nepotism—Astrid won the award because her project was top notch.
3. sleep like a top
to experience a very deep and restful sleep; to sleep soundly
I can’t believe you finished a triathlon! You’re going to sleep like a top tonight.
I have to set numerous alarms for the morning because I sleep like a top every night!
4. top the bill
to be the featured person in an event
Up until now, he’s only been a supporting act, but he’s going to top the bill for the first time next Saturday.
Two professors from New York University are topping the bill at the conference on climate change this weekend.
That’s all for [Phrases] today. Now try to make at least one sentence with the phrases that you like! That will help you to remember them.
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