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An opportunity to achieve wealth or success; a prize or reward: "missed the brass ring of American success" (Lewis H. Lapham).
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1. wealth, success, or prestige as a prize: the brass ring of the Presidency.
2. the opportunity to try for such a prize.
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|Noun||1.||brass ring - a rich opportunity or a prize; "he missed the brass ring at the Miami convention"|
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