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 for top out
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Top out \Top out\ (Building)
     To top off; to finish by putting on a cap of top (uppermost)
     course (called a
  
     top`ping-out" course).
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  top out
      v 1: give up one's career just as one becomes very successful;
           "The financial consultant topped out at age 40 because he
           was burned out"
      2: provide with a top or finish the top (of a structure); "the
         towers were topped with conical roofs" [syn: top, top
         out]
      3: to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity,
         activity; "That wild, speculative spirit peaked in
         1929";"Bids for the painting topped out at $50 million" [syn:
         top out, peak] [ant: bottom out]

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