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top brass, the

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top brass, the

noun phrase

  1. The highest of military officers: They went to the top brass at the Pentagon (1940s+)
  2. The highest executives, managers, etc: The top brass at Xerox liked the idea (1949+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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