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brain trust

n.
A group of experts who serve, usually unofficially, as advisers and policy planners, especially in a government.
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brain′ trust`


n.
a group of experts who act as unofficial consultants on matters of policy and strategy.
[1905–10, Amer.]
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Noun1.brain trust - an inner circle of unofficial advisors to the head of a government
clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, camp, pack - an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
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In the U21 Brain's Trust competition, Penmynydd YFC emerged as the night's team winners and the club also supplied the best chairman, Fflur Powell.