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Definition of "brass ring" [brass ring]

  • Slang An opportunity to achieve wealth or success; a prize or reward: "missed the brass ring of American success” ( Lewis H. Lapham). (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 "brass ring" in a sentence
  • "Beating Margolies-Mezvinsky was the brass ring in 1994 and Margolies-Mezvinsky was a guaranteed loser."
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