brass ring


Definition of brass ring

: a rich opportunity : prize

Examples of brass ring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Show young musicians that fame and fortune isn’t always the proverbial brass ring. Liza Lentini, SPIN, 3 Jan. 2022 These days, getting a four-year college degree in some STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) field is the brass ring. Alicia Wallace, CNN, 13 Dec. 2021 This Nappa leather bag, which is available in black and creme, has a drawstring pouch and a brass ring. Marques Harper Deputy Features Editor, Los Angeles Times, 1 Dec. 2021 Then, this student digs up this brass ring from the late 19th century, which is perfect because brass was the poor man’s gold during that time period. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Oct. 2021 The brass line has been gently borrowed from in order for Bremont, working with the Royal Observatory, to form a brass ring for the watch — visible via the Longitude’s transparent case back and engraved with the serial number of the watch. Roberta Naas, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 Brandy and Eve play former members of a 1990s girl group that reunites for another shot at the brass ring in this new drama. Los Angeles Times, 17 Oct. 2021 Rallies in Olympia or Salem draw in mostly local demonstrators, but Portland remains the brass ring for far-right organizers. Robert Evans, Rolling Stone, 14 Sep. 2021 That’ll also mark the return of the brass ring game, in which riders win a free ticket by skillfully snagging a small metal ring while whizzing by at up to 13 mph. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 May 2021

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First Known Use of brass ring

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brass ring was in 1930

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Last Updated

8 Jan 2022

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“Brass ring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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