Great or best, highest in quality and value.
The really top-shelf stores are all on Rodeo Drive.
by Erin Montgomery May 1, 2010
A feeling one gets when he or she feels really messed-up in a pleasurable way. A state of conscience one obtains through enjoying mind-altering substances.
Dude I am So top-shelf right now!
Two blue-footballs and I'm top-shelf most of the day!
What's your dosage for that top-shelf feeling?
by Mark Towe December 6, 2005
Theis drink has a premium price because it's made with top shelf liquor.
by Ken Blair July 2, 2004
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.
Top-shelfing

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
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
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
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