top brass

noun

Definition of top brass

informal
: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.

Word by Word Definitions

top play
  1. : the highest point, level, or part of something : summit, crown

  2. : a garment worn on the upper body

  3. : the head of a plant

  1. : of, relating to, or being at the top : uppermost

  2. : chief, leading

  3. : of the highest quality, amount, or degree

  1. : to be or become higher than : overtop

  2. : to be superior to : excel, surpass

  3. : to gain ascendancy over : dominate

  1. : a commonly cylindrical or conoidal device that has a tapering point on which it is made to spin and that is used especially as a toy

  1. : place : locality

  2. : topology

brass play
  1. : an alloy consisting essentially of copper and zinc in variable proportions

  2. : the brass instruments of an orchestra or band

  3. : a usually brass memorial tablet

  1. : made of brass — see also brass ring, brass tacks

  2. : made up of or composed for brass musical instruments — see also brass band


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