top-liner

top-liner

n
(Theatre) theatre informal Brit an entertainer who is important enough to be the star of a show
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For more than three decades Syd Dye was the Echo's respected voice of boxing, a man whose words carried authority and gravitas, and he wrote: "It was a night of nostalgia for those who remember the stadium in its heyday, with the seating almost oversubscribed, personalities galore in the crowd and a top-liner that lived up to all expectations."
Aston tops the bill as he performs as a professional on his own turf for the rst time, dropping down to lightmiddleweight to tackle Carruthers in a potentially explosive top-liner.
While fellow top-liner Hans Andersen got himself out in front with a number of fast starts, Harris was often left in traffic early in races and was unable to make his way through.
Being the Google top-liner, the Nexus 6 is only expected to source its muscle power from any of the two chips.
Fellow junior Dan Bates picked him out from across the ice and the top-liner did his job as Bernard snuck it inside the left post.
Another concern is liability associated with a top-liner who's unable to wrap the project because of an injury, medical condition, arrest, stint in rehab or even death during production.
The Braehead bill was scrapped after top-liner Danny Williams pulled out injured.
The top-liner cooling system reduces head gasket and liner temperatures, so cylinders last longer.
Even though he was the highest-placed Brit in last weekend's German Grand Prix, he has missed out because he's the only English top-liner who isn't racing in the top flight this season.
The ECHO's doyen of boxing, Syd Dye, coined that description, and for the rematch wrote: "It was a night of nostalgia for those who remember the Stadium in its heyday, with the seating almost oversubscribed, personalities galore in the crowd and a top-liner that lived up to all expectations."
Quinney said: "Everybody was expecting Coventry to win as we were classed as an Elite League team, but really two of our riders were Premier League regulars and very few people had heard of one of the others, so there was only really Fish who's an established top-liner. "But I really don't know where the Australians find their riders.
Robert Duvall/Tea Leoni top-liner collected a uniformly excellent $3.7 million on 696 in Germany, $2.8 million on 288 in Italy, $2.5 million on 239 in Mexico (topping "Twister's, and "Mission: Impossible's" debuts) and $2.1 million on 205 in Spain, all in six days.