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brain drain

noun
1.
a loss of trained professional personnel to another company, nation, etc., that offers greater opportunity.
Also, brain-drain.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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British Dictionary definitions for brain-drain

brain drain

noun
1.
(informal) the emigration of scientists, technologists, academics, etc, for better pay, equipment, or conditions
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Slang definitions & phrases for brain-drain

brain drain

noun phrase

The loss of useful educated persons, esp professionals, because they can find better conditions elsewhere: Stalled Economy Speeds Puerto Rico's Brain Drain (1960s+ British)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with brain-drain

brain drain

The departure of educated or talented persons for better pay or jobs elsewhere, as in The repression of free speech in Germany triggered a brain drain to Britain and America. The term originated about 1960, when many British scientists and intellectuals emigrated to the United States for a better working climate.
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