brains trust

brains trust UK US noun [C] UK OLD-FASHIONED (US brain trust)
a group of experts who give advice to a leader or organization, especially advice relating to planning: »

A brains trust of scientists will staff the university's new biosciences institute.


He became part of the president's brain trust during his first presidential campaign.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Brains Trust — may be:* Brain Trust, US advisors * The Brains Trust, a United Kingdom radio/television programme …   Wikipedia

  • brains trust — /ˈbreɪnz trʌst/ (say braynz trust) noun a group of experts who give counsel, help shape policy, provide detailed information, etc. Also, brain trust. {US; applied to the group of Columbia University professors who advised Franklin D Roosevelt} …   Australian English dictionary

  • brains trust — noun Date: 1934 chiefly British brain trust …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Brains Trust — (sometimes l.c.) Brit. 1. See brain trust. 2. a panel of experts on radio or television, giving impromptu answers to selected questions from the listening audience. * * * …   Universalium

  • brains trust — noun 1》 Brit. a group of experts who give impromptu answers to questions in front of an audience. 2》 (usu. brain trust) N. Amer. a group of experts appointed to advise a government or politician …   English new terms dictionary

  • brains trust — noun Britain : brain trust; especially : a panel of experts on a radio program …   Useful english dictionary

  • brains trust — noun a) a group of experts who discuss events in public, especially on television or radio b) (growing usage) any group of advisors, whether experts or just friends or acquaintances, who are willing to offer their knowledge or ideas on a topic or …   Wiktionary

  • Brains trust — group of people engaged in nutting out a problem, or employed to think of strategies, plans, etc …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • brains trust — Australian Slang group of people engaged in nutting out a problem, or employed to think of strategies, plans, etc …   English dialects glossary

  • brains trust — breɪnz brilliant team, thinking crew …   English contemporary dictionary

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