red top

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red top ‎(plural red tops)

  1. (Britain) (Media) a tabloid newspaper, particularly those considered to be of a lower standard than the broadsheets.
    • 1997 August 13, Brian Macarthur, The Times, "Diana: mover and shaker",
      Just as broadsheets only exceptionally outsell any of the tabloids, so middle-market tabloids - the Mail and Express - only rarely outsell the red tops (although the upmarket Sunday Times outsells the mid-market Express on Sunday and The Mail on Sunday outsells The People).

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