Meanings of "Top dog"
a person, group, or thing in a position of authority especially through victory in a hard-fought competition; smb. who is successful or dominant in their field.
хозяин положения; господствующая сторона; кто-л. на командной должности, кто добился успеха или превосходства в своём деле; тот кто держит всё в своих руках.
"Top dog" in lyrics
After that things began to slip out of grip
And her grades were failing but she didn’t give a…
She was top dog at school and all the girls were scared
And when she walked through the corridors, all the boys stared
I'm gettin paid, who needs your bullshit
Sonny Black, no one can stop me, full clip
Oh yeah, still the alpha male[fn]Literally "alpha animal" as in top-ranking animal, so I thought about translating it as "top dog."[/fn]
And your ego, we crumpled it up like old newspapers
I know that everything will be fine
No matter what everyone is saying behind your back
With the help of hashem you can be top dog God willing
I already have everything I want
And in the central valley I'm the top dog[fn]my favourite word in the song. Could also be translated as 'the main man/the one and only/the head honcho/the big boss' etc etc[/fn]
'Lawless'[fn]lit. heretic[/fn] tattooed on my arm[fn]Someone please give Yorsh a gold star for managing to decipher this...[/fn]
Most hated at the top of the list [that's Benzino]
Hangman with the gangsta hits [that's Benzino]
Top dog that you never forget [that's Benzino]
Watch me turn up the thermostat I burn it black
Talking trash is part of the strategy
When I flop a Set it feels like I won the lottery
At the poker table they call me top dog MC Hotdog
I don't compete on TV shows, I compete on PokerStars
You used to hide in the streets of your village
Only when you made a golden record, you flung yourself into that sports car and proudly spit your first name
Why's that choir boy pretending to be a top dog?
You're riding the tour bus, rapped for ten years to buy a Porsche some Yugoslav cheated off someone
Make a killing off it, selling feelings for a living
'til I'm beginning to win and start to feel like them
I wanna be like that, I wanna be the top dog
I wanna bleed my craft, I will idealize rap
a) Original text: Rzuca na bit, że jest topem a to tylko miał.
English translation: He’s claiming to be the top dog but he’s small fry.
It’s a metaphor relating to smoking weed. In colloquial