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Difference between From the floor and From the top

from the floor(of questions, remarks, etc.) delivered by rank and file members, as opposed to a governing body:

  • The amendments from the floor were sufficiently substantial to make the final version a fair representation of majority opinion.

from the top —(of a piece of music) played from the earliest part or from the beginning:

  • By the time the song was over the girl was still carrying on, so we played it again from the top.