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1. In refference to the publications located on said shelf.

2. Meaning good.
Patron: "where iz da porn innit"
Clerk: "on the top shelf"

bloke: "you got the deal"
Alan Partridge: "Top shelf!"
by pab June 30, 2004
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When one takes a crap in the water tank of a toilet. This is usually done as a party prank or as a method of smiting one's enemies. It's a real pain to clean out, stinks like hell, and makes the toilet flush brown for days.
That guy wouldn't give me a beer at the party at his house last night, so I gave him a top shelf.
by Durendal April 18, 2004
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Of high quality.
Theis drink has a premium price because it's made with top shelf liquor.
by Ken Blair July 02, 2004
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The best of the best. Usually refers to where wine or liquor are kept in a specialty liquor store. The best stuff is kept at the top for display until someone needs it.
This Don P. is top shelf.
by Denis Baldwin June 30, 2004
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Cream of the crop, of extraordinary quality.

The phrase is derived, not from the position of premium bottles in liquor stores, but their position behind bars. (as opposed to "well" liquors, which are stored in the bartender's speedrack well, and "call" liquors, which are popular but not displayed (and which must be "called").
Man, this Hennessey is top-shelf.
by wordtender June 30, 2004
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The most expensive liquor in the bar, located on the top shelf because it is rarley ordered.
Wiatress: Would you like our top shelf martini?
Bob: Fuck not that shit's expensive.
by pinkpirate88 October 04, 2009
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When someone scores a goal in hockey and puts in the top of net, it goes "top shelf". See also: top cookie
HOLY MAKINAW! He put that top shelf, right next to where mama keeps the peanut butter!
by Gilmour93 October 21, 2008
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When a female is sitting on your face, you lift her up to get tongue access to her butt hole.
Caity was sitting on my face last night so I put that bitch up on the top shelf
by 9kButtEater July 12, 2012
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