top brass

top brass

noun Informal.
brass ( def 5 ).

Origin:
1935–40, Americanism

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top brass
 
n
informal (functioning as plural) See also brass the most important or high-ranking officials or leaders, as in politics, industry, etc

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top brass definition


  1. n.
    the highest leader(s); the boss(es). (Originally military.) : You'll have to check it out with the top brass. She'll be home around five.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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top brass

see under brass hat.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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