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brass, the

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brass, the

noun phrase

The upper ranks of the military or other uniformed services: Many a GI hated the brass and the enemy

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the top brass

[Armed forces fr WWII; probably a shortening of brass hat]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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