over the top See top1 (sense 20b)
Over the top.
Excessive or uncalled for.
over the top
over the transom
[oh-tah-vuh; Italian awt-tah-vah] /oʊˈtɑ və; Italian ɔtˈtɑ vɑ/ adverb, Music. 1. (of notes in a score) at an octave higher than written (when placed above the staff) or lower than written (when placed below the staff). Abbreviation: 8va. /əʊˈtɑːvə/ noun 1. an interval of an octave See all’ottava
[oh-tah-vuh ree-muh] /oʊˈtɑ və ˈri mə/ noun, plural ottava rimas. 1. an Italian stanza of eight lines, each of eleven syllables (or, in the English adaptation, of ten or eleven syllables), the first six lines rhyming alternately and the last two forming a couplet with a different rhyme: used in Keats’ Isabella and Byron’s Don […]
[ot-uh-wuh] /ˈɒt ə wə/ noun, plural Ottawas (especially collectively) Ottawa for 5. 1. a city in and the capital of Canada, in SE Ontario. 2. a river in SE Canada, flowing SE along the boundary between Ontario and Quebec into the St. Lawrence at Montreal. 685 miles (1105 km) long. 3. a city in NE […]
[ot-er-bahyn] /ˈɒt ərˌbaɪn/ noun 1. Philip William, 1726–1813, American clergyman, founder of the United Brethren, born in Germany.