the brass ring

noun

Definition of the brass ring

US, informal
: a very desirable prize, goal, or opportunity He made his first try for the brass ring when he ran for mayor a few years ago. often used in phrases like grab the brass ring and go for the brass ring She's decided to go for the brass ring and start her own business.

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“The brass ring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20brass%20ring. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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