run like a top

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived from comparison to the smooth, balanced manner of the operation of a spinning top.

VerbEdit

to run like a top (see run for inflections)

  1. (simile, usually of motorized machinery) To operate flawlessly and smoothly.
    I've just tuned my car, and now it's running like a top.
Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 17:00