Definition of top-heavy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    top-heavy

     adjective
    adjective
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  1. 1too heavy at the top and therefore likely to fall
  2. 2(of an organization) having too many senior staff compared to the number of workers top-heavy bureaucracy a top-heavy management structure
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: top-heavy