brains trust

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 issue.

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  • 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… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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 — 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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