brain drain

a loss of trained professional personnel to another company, nation, etc., that offers greater opportunity.
Also, brain-drain.

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brain drain
informal the emigration of scientists, technologists, academics, etc, for better pay, equipment, or conditions

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brain-drain definition

  1. n.
    the movement of intellectuals from one country to another where the pay and job opportunities are better. : Where there is a good education system, there will always be a brain-drain.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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