Definition of brains trust in English:

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brains trust


1British A group of experts who give impromptu answers to questions in front of an audience or on the radio.
Example sentences
  • It's great being able to post tricky requests for information to the listserv or collective brains trust.
  • On January 4th 1943 the BBC put its Brains Trust into reverse.
  • The key to the program's uniqueness is the use of a Brains Trust, a panel of three "experts", usually celebrities, who compete alongside the contestants.
2 (usually brain trust) North American A group of experts appointed to advise a government or politician.
Example sentences
  • Some economists are wondering if a larger transformation is at work - accelerating a trend in which the region's big employers keep a brain trust of creative people and engineers here but hire workers for lower-level tasks elsewhere.
  • As a result, many chief executives lack the informal brain trust of fellow business school graduates that Americans can usually turn to for advice.
  • Proof is in a high-powered brain trust, the Global Council of CSOs, led by one-time White House adviser Howard Schmidt.

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