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adj. top-heav·i·er, top-heav·i·est
1. Likely to topple because of an uneven distribution of weight, with the majority being at the top.
2. Accounting Overcapitalized.
3. Having a disproportionately large number of administrators.

top′-heav′i·ness n.
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[ˈtɒpˈhevɪnɪs] N (fig) (in organization) → exceso m de altos cargos
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