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or brain-child, brain child

[breyn-chahyld] /ˈbreɪnˌtʃaɪld/
noun, plural brainchildren.
a product of one's creative work or thought.
Origin of brainchild
First recorded in 1880-85; brain + child Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was obviously impossible to try to move the brainchild a hundred miles.

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  • The brainchild will be left there and, presumably, dismantled.

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  • The brainchild lifted from Antarctica at exactly 2100 hours, Greenwich time.

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  • The brainchild had been built too fast, and in too unorthodox a manner.

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  • The brainchild had reacted, but the exposure to the field had been too short to hurt her.

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British Dictionary definitions for brainchild


noun (pl) -children
(informal) an idea or plan produced by creative thought; invention
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for brainchild



Someone's great idea; a product of creative thinking and word: my brainchild, a bestseller

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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