The sport of taking off the porcelain lid of the toilet tank and pooping in the tank of the toilet, thus causing the toilet's owner many days of dirty flushing and unexplained stench.

Example 1:
"Dude, I heard you got fired last week...sorry to hear that."
"That's OK man, I top-shelfed them before I left."

Example 2:
"Damn, Jimmy your apartment stinks!"
"Did Sarah top-shelf you when you broke up with her?"
by Jimmy-Buckets May 30, 2009
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Great or best, highest in quality and value.
The really top-shelf stores are all on Rodeo Drive.
by Erin Montgomery May 1, 2010
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Theis drink has a premium price because it's made with top shelf liquor.
by Ken Blair July 2, 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 4, 2009
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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").
by wordtender June 30, 2004
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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 22, 2008
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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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