brain trust


Definition of brain trust

: a group of official or unofficial advisers concerned especially with planning and strategy

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Other Words from brain trust

brain truster \ ˈbrān-​ˌtrə-​stər How to pronounce brain trust (audio) \ noun

Examples of brain trust in a Sentence

The president's brain trust recommended the action.
Recent Examples on the Web Ritchie has added Luis Alfaro to his brain trust to help guide CTG during this period when issues of equity, diversity and inclusion have come into sharp focus. Los Angeles Times, 5 Oct. 2021 Within a few years, three people formed its brain trust: former Carter administration official David Rubenstein, former Marriott executive Daniel D’Aniello and former MCI Communications executive William E. Conway Jr. Washington Post, 7 June 2021 During the early stages of a critical offseason, the Wild bolstered its brain trust – bringing in longtime executive Ray Shero on Wednesday as senior advisor to the general manager. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, 9 June 2021 Companies in industries such as manufacturing, agriculture, health, transport and construction should turn to Qualcomm and its engineers’ brain trust and start experimenting. Carolina Milanesi, Forbes, 20 Sep. 2021 Linkert assembled a brain trust — an electrical engineer, forensic animator, fire investigator and fire engineer — to work on Cakebread’s behalf. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Aug. 2021 Marcial’s brain trust limited his pro experience to one bout to keep him focused on short fights requiring high aggression. Greg Beacham, ajc, 23 July 2021 That isn’t to say the Mavericks brain trust is blind to this team’s other primary needs: Rim-protection and rebounding. Brad Townsend, Dallas News, 28 July 2021 By assuming Bauer does not return, the Dodgers’ baseball operations brain trust is making a decision based not on guilt or innocence, but on reality. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 16 July 2021

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First Known Use of brain trust

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brain trust was in 1894

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19 Oct 2021

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“Brain trust.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of brain trust

: a group of people who give advice to a leader about what should be done

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