top brass

top brass
top brass ˌtop ˈbrass noun [singular, uncountable] informal
the top managers in an organization; = BRASS:

• the top brass at the TV companies

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top brass UK US noun [S or U] (also brass) INFORMAL MANAGEMENT, WORKPLACE
the most important people in an organization: »

The top brass also received benefits not given to the average employee.


It has been sent to top brass and Ministers for their eyes only.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • 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 …  

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