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At Stake: Wozniacki, the world number-two, is also seeded number two, but depending on the ultimate outcome of the tourney, can grab the big brass ring of world number-one (see above).
For 17 years, the two-week-long Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival has served as a brass ring for rising talent—the opportunity to perform for a much larger audience and to network with like-minded comedians from across the globe.
Many on Wall Street presumed that Cohn that thrown aside his dignity, career, and good name for the chance to grab at the brass ring.
Each revolution of the carousel offers riders a fleeting chance to grab a brass ring.
Actually fulfilling the substance of the pledge was a low-order priority. Heroically winning the talking point: This was their brass ring.
This was also an era in which brass rings showed up at Native American sites up and down the East Coast.
Mitt Romney resisted calls to release his tax returns through one congressional, one gubernatorial, and very nearly two presidential campaigns — 18 years in all — relenting only as the brass ring of his party's nomination came within reach.
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