top brass


: the people in the highest positions in an organization (such as the military or a business)
Navy top brass met earlier today.
often used with the
The (company) top brass have/has decided that no action is necessary.

Examples of top brass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet the panic was evident from the party’s top brass down to rank-and-file members, many of whom were speculating about whether Biden might give up the nomination as soon as today. Philip Elliott, TIME, 3 July 2024 This is your opportunity to rise in the ranks and get the top brass to see you and perhaps even get a promotion. Stephanie Sengwe, Peoplemag, 28 June 2024 Long criticized at home as well as abroad, Netanyahu's approach is now the subject of a deepening disagreement with his top brass as well as his country's top ally, the United States. Chantal Da Silva, NBC News, 20 June 2024 Critics of the reform effort have said the department is bringing cases against officers based on circumstantial evidence, and civilian panels are less likely than officers to fear running afoul of top brass. Libor Jany, Los Angeles Times, 19 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for top brass 

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“Top brass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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