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top brass

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(functioning as plural) informal the most important or high-ranking officials or leaders, as in politics, industry, etc. See also brass5
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Noun1.top brass - the most important persons in a governing bodytop brass - the most important persons in a governing body
governance, governing body, organisation, administration, brass, establishment, organization - the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something; "he claims that the present administration is corrupt"; "the governance of an association is responsible to its members"; "he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment"
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INTERNATIONAL chef Brian Turner (above) is putting cooking on the back burner to judge a top brass band competition.
The top brass has its own view on what the world sees as the "Kurdish moment," and in general does not seem to analyze the post Sykes-Picot situation clearly and seems -- at least -- closed off to making a rational distinction between a secular Kurdish structure and the brutally fundamentalist ISIL "land-building" along the long Syrian border.
THE unmistakable sounds of top brass will fill Darlington Civic Theatre next week when the Grimethorpe Colliery Band comes to town.
Though police authorities have remained tightlipped on the sudden intensification of police presence on the streets, sources said that the top brass had received a stern advisory from the home ministry and intelligence agencies, considering the ' credibility' of the threat.
IT will be blast-off for 12 top brass bands from around the world next weekend when they arrive in Gateshead for a big competition.
Scotland's new police force are spending PS500,000 on new caps and hats - but the top brass won't all get one.
This year's annual reshuffle of the military top brass underlines full government control over defense procurement decisions in the future, officials and analysts said.
MILITARY top brass may scrap the next round of troop redundancies - because they are unlikely be needed.
FOR years I've been sniping at military top brass for their brass neck in spending six-figure sums on personal servants.
The top brass cull, which will take two years to carry out, should save the Ministry of Defence around pounds 3.
DEFENCE ministers and MoD top brass are spending millions of pounds on an army of office workers while slashing troops.
Mishra claimed that he decided to apologise after an appeal from the BJP top brass to let the matter rest.