brass ring


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brass ring

n. Slang
An opportunity to achieve wealth or success; a prize or reward: "missed the brass ring of American success" (Lewis H. Lapham).

brass′ ring′


n.
1. wealth, success, or prestige as a prize: the brass ring of the Presidency.
2. the opportunity to try for such a prize.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brass ring - a rich opportunity or a prize; "he missed the brass ring at the Miami convention"
chance, opportunity - a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance"

brass ring

noun
Slang. A person or thing worth catching:
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In the centre lay a leather mattress, placed almost flat upon the ground, over which hung a strap provided with a buckle, attached to a brass ring in the mouth of a flat-nosed monster carved in the keystone of the vault.
And gathering up the leather reins fastened together by a brass ring, Nikita took the driver's seat and started the impatient horse over the frozen manure which lay in the yard, towards the gate.
One part of his dress only remains, but it is too remarkable to be suppressed; it was a brass ring, resembling a dog's collar, but without any opening, and soldered fast round his neck, so loose as to form no impediment to his breathing, yet so tight as to be incapable of being removed, excepting by the use of the file.
The earth trembled a little and opened in front of them, disclosing a square flat stone with a brass ring in the middle to raise it by.
Mary was a little hoyden, and Fred at six years old thought her the nicest girl in the world making her his wife with a brass ring which he had cut from an umbrella.
In a little while, however, they began to appear in more gorgeous array, tricked out in the finery obtained from the white men; bright cloths, brass rings, beads of various colors; and happy was he who could render himself hideous with vermilion.
A swarm of swarthy, noisy, lying, shoulder-shrugging, gesticulating Portuguese boatmen, with brass rings in their ears and fraud in their hearts, climbed the ship's sides, and various parties of us contracted with them to take us ashore at so much a head, silver coin of any country.
The overall winner will be announced at the Brass Ring Awards Ceremony during the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida on November 17th, 2016.
5 million Land Of The Living Dinosaurs attraction, took home the Class 2 Best Digital Video Commercial award at the 2015 Brass Ring Marketing Excellence Awards.
I started writing the song from there and found I ended up writing about my own childhood, the things that inspired me, of wanting to be like my heroes but lacking the confidence to grab the brass ring.
Those who think hard work is unreasonable, choose not to work hard and leave the brass ring for you to grab.