top brass

 Senior executives.
 ► “Since 1988, when founder Frank Stronach left to start a political career, auto-parts supplier Magna has had trouble keeping its chief executives. However, all of the squabbling among the top brass has not stopped Magna from becoming one of the most successful automotive suppliers in North America.” (Financial World, Jan. 31, 1995, p. 48)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • top brass — ˌtop ˈbrass noun [singular, uncountable] informal the top managers in an organization; = BRASS: • the top brass at the TV companies * * * top brass UK US noun [S or U] (also brass) INFORMAL …   Financial and business terms

  • top brass — n [singular] informal people in positions of high rank in a company, or in the army, navy etc ▪ The top brass are coming in from Washington to see how we do things here. ▪ The meeting was attended by top diplomats and military top brass …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • top brass — In the army or in other organizations, the top brass are the people in the highest positions …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • top brass — ☆ top brass n. Slang important officials: see BRASS (n. 6) …   English World dictionary

  • top brass — noun uncount INFORMAL the people with the highest status in an organization, especially the military …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • top brass — noun the most important persons in a governing body • Hypernyms: ↑administration, ↑governance, ↑governing body, ↑establishment, ↑brass, ↑organization, ↑organisation * * * Informal. brass ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • top brass — N SING COLL: also no det, oft with supp In the army or in other organizations, the top brass are the people in the highest positions. [BRIT, INFORMAL] ...a reshuffle of the army s top brass. ...a press conference attended by top brass from Sony… …   English dictionary

  • top brass — n. the highest leader(s); the boss(es). (Originally military.) □ The top brass turned thumbs down on the proposal. □ You’ll have to check it out with the top brass. She’ll be home around five …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • top brass — Synonyms and related words: ADC, CO, Establishment, OD, VIP, aide, aide de camp, baron, big gun, big man, big name, bigwig, board, board of directors, board of regents, board of trustees, brass, brass hat, brigadier, brigadier general,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • top brass — /tɒp ˈbras/ (say top brahs) noun Colloquial 1. high ranking military officers. 2. the people in the most senior positions in an organisation. Also, brass …   Australian English dictionary

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