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Definition of "brain trust" [brain trust]

  • A group of experts who serve, usually unofficially, as advisers and policy planners, especially in a government. (noun)
  • Such a group associated with the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the development of the New Deal. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A group of experts gathered to discuss issues informally in public, especially on radio or television. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "brain trust" in a sentence
  • "Did the UAES brain trust fall for Considine’s sub-rosa move — planting newspaper and radio pieces that said the grand jury investigation had gone down — and just how strongly is UAES connected to the Communist Party?"