brass hat


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brass hat

n. Slang
1. A high-ranking military officer.
2. A high-ranking civilian official.

[From the gold braid on the hat.]

brass hat

n
informal Brit a top-ranking official, esp a military officer
[C20: from the gold leaf decoration on the peaks of caps worn by officers of high rank]

brass′ hat′


n.
Informal.
a person in a high position.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brass hat - a high-ranking military officer
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
military officer, officer - any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command; "an officer is responsible for the lives of his men"
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The response was immediate and he burst through to score by 1 1/2 lengths ahead of Brass Hat giving Bin Surour a sixth Dubai World Cup.
Young Stoker O'Neill was despatched to this forbidding Victorian pile because of various mutinous misdemeanours and although it was commanded by a wizened old brass hat long past his sea-going date, Tiny and his non-commissioned goons were the real rulers.
It looked as though Brass Hat and Wilko would battle it out at the two-furlong point, but Electrocutionist was just hitting top gear and began to power down the middle of the track under Frankie Dettori.
It looked as though Brass Hat and Wilko would battle it out at the two-furlong point but Electrocutionist was just hitting top gear and began to power down the middle of the track under Frankie Dettori.
Under an astute ride from Frankie Dettori, the five-year-old, who is likely to be a Godolphin flag-bearer over the coming season, came from way back to collar American challenger Brass Hat as the 5-4 favourite lifted the world's richest race by one and quarter lengths.
And it was a feat the crowd recognised with a primeval roar as the Italian somehow brought the winner from nowhere to win going away from the American challenger Brass Hat.
And it was a feat the crowd recognised with a tremendous roar on a highly-charged evening as the Italian somehow brought the winner from nowhere to win going away from the American challenger Brass Hat.
He swept through in the final few yards to win by an ever-widening margin from the brave American challenger Brass Hat.
During his military service in the Army, from 1943 to 45, he was under the command of more than one vainglorious brass hat who expected big things of themselves based on Reiser's efforts with company baseball teams.
In addition to arguing that the lack of a brass hat makes him feel insignificant at the various military committee meetings he attends, Col.
Hyde Park's relationship with London-based funds manager Brass Hat Group allows HPI to act as sole financier and co-financier.
This is the Brass Hat so brave and tall, Who wanted a home like the Albert Hall.