Origin of think tank
Examples from the Web for think-tank
In this earnest effort it joins every other news outlet and think-tank.
That fact has been completely overshadowed, said the think-tank head.
When the Washington-based think-tank Freedom House released its 33rd annual global rankings of press freedom, an uproar ensued.
We got it from academia sometimes, but never from a think-tank per se.
Rubin's link takes you to a transcript of an event hosted by the Atlantic Council, a think-tank which Hagel chairs.
You ought to be sent to Sulphur Springs and get your think-tank hoed out.The Uphill Climb|B. M. Bower
Got a old maid with her to keep her company—a chapper-own, they say—which ain't in no ways illuminatin' my think-tank none.The Trail Horde|Charles Alden Seltzer
British Dictionary definitions for think-tank
Word Origin and History for think-tank
Culture definitions for think-tank
An institution in which scholars pursue research in public policy. Largely funded by endowments and grants, think tanks work to improve public awareness of policy issues (through publications) and to influence the government to act upon issues of national importance. (See power elite.)
Idioms and Phrases with think-tank
A group or organization dedicated to problem-solving and research, especially in such areas as technology, social or political strategy, and the military. For example, The congressional leaders rely too heavily on that conservative think tank. This term originated about 1900 as a facetious colloquialism for brain and was given its new meaning about 1950.