brain child


noun, plural brainchildren.
a product of one's creative work or thought.
Also, brain-child, brain child.

1880–85; brain + child Unabridged
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brainchild (ˈbreɪnˌtʃaɪld)
n , pl -children
informal an idea or plan produced by creative thought; invention

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brain child
also brainchild, "idea, creation of one's own," 1881, from brain + child. Earlier was the more alliterative brain-brat (1630).
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