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general staff

noun, Military
a group of officers who are without command and whose duty is to assist high commanders in planning and carrying out orders in peace and war. Unabridged
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  • In pursuit of this goal, and after some nudging from the general staff, two centre-right parties announced a merger last week.
  • The chief of the general staff ruled out emergency rule.
  • His eyeballs roll up under heavy lids as he's conning the general staff with mock humility.
British Dictionary definitions for general staff

general staff

officers assigned to advise commanders in the planning and execution of military operations
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