brass ring

noun

Definition of brass ring

: a rich opportunity : prize

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Recent Examples on the Web Even if that expected electoral redemption does not come, Mitch McConnell would still have reached his own brass ring. Alex Pareene, The New Republic, "McConnell Will Sacrifice Anything to Fill Ginsburg’s Seat—Even His Senate Majority," 23 Sep. 2020 The couples prepare to wow the celebrity judges with their stage chemistry and musical talents and grab the brass ring. Al.com Staff, al, "‘The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart’ finale | How to watch, live stream, TV channel, time," 18 May 2020 His now-doctoral adviser, Rosalind Horowitz, a full professor of discourse and literacy who has an office around the corner from Wright’s, cheered him in his grab for the doctoral brass ring. Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje, ExpressNews.com, "‘The goal is living a life of purpose,’ says a San Antonio senior working toward a doctorate," 4 Jan. 2020 Grab the brass ring and you will be poised and powered up to attain your most important ambitions in September. oregonlive, "Horoscope for Feb. 13, 2020: Cancer, put budget on a profitable path; Pisces, control your destiny," 13 Feb. 2020 To grasp this final brass ring, the Galaxy (16-13-3) are almost certain to have to go through LAFC, their cross-town rival that has some unfinished business of its own. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Galaxy and LAFC working to make MLS playoffs run through L.A.," 28 Sep. 2019 The Blenders’ story is that of a group that didn’t snare the brass ring of stardom despite multiple record deals and professional heavyweights periodically climbing into their corner. Rob Hubbard, Twin Cities, "Review: The Blenders keep their Christmas songs slick and well-sung," 13 Dec. 2019 For standup comedians, the Netflix special has become the brass ring. Sheila Marikar, The New Yorker, "Ronny Chieng Defends Dangerous Comedy," 2 Dec. 2019 For decades, the brass ring for showrunners was seeing their series hit the 100-episode mark. Stephen Battaglio, Los Angeles Times, "The end of the backend? Disney wants to limit profit participation on its new TV shows," 12 Sep. 2019

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Brass ring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brass%20ring. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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