over the top

over the top  {adv. phr.}
1. Out of the trenches and against the enemy.
The plan was to spend the night in the trenches and go over the top at dawn.
Johnny found that he was braver than he thought he would be when his company went over the top.
2. Over the goal.
Our goal was to collect a half million dollars for the new school building, but we went over the top.
Mary was asked to sell twenty tickets, and she went over the top.
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