"An energetic officer you have there," said the brass hat standing beside the colonel.
Now, what would a brass hat say in such an awkward emergency?
A Tommy was caught by a "brass hat" in the very act of strangling a chicken.
As the train started he lurched and trod heavily on the toes of a very distinguished "brass hat."
It is the occasion for a thrill when a "brass hat" arrives, for he at least has the little brilliant red tabs on his tunic!
For a “brass hat,” if such a thing existed, would be more ornamental than useful.
She confided in Aunt Janes ear that I should soon be a brass hat.
Theres a brass hat coming down the trench, said Phineas, and brass hats have no use for rhapsodical privates.