the brains behind (something)

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the brains behind (something)

The person responsible for a certain plan or idea. Sheila is the brains behind our new environmental initiative, so she deserves all the credit. I wonder which of my enemies is the brains behind this latest rumor about me.
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the ˈbrains behind something

the person who thinks of new ideas and makes plans for somebody/something: Everyone knew that she was the real brains behind the operation.
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Because, in his way he's very nearly as good a man as I am; because, my dear Bunny, with eyes in his head and brains behind them, he couldn't help suspecting.
She also acknowledged the brains behind the concept of her blockbuster film.
Hassan Maiz, the brains behind a gun-running network over desert border with Libya, shot himself in the head after trying to escape.
Trevor Norton didn't invent the concept of a great read - but with this wry, entertaining look at the brains behind the breakthroughs, he has definitely delivered one.
However the brains behind the latest version have made one mistake, which Bluenoses will have to grin and bear safe in the knowledge that they've heard it all before.
RADIO 1 super DJ PETE TONG was one of the brains behind the unique first year of the festival.
Kelly Reilly's DI Anna Travis was supposed to be investigating the death of misunderstood movie star Amanda Delaney (played by rising young Scot Joanna Vanderham) but in truth she didn't do much except look pouty - all the more surprising given the brains behind it is Prime Suspect supremo Lynda la Plante.
Summary: JJ Abrams, the brains behind TV series Lost and the re-invented Star Trek, has created another spectacular sci-fi must-watch, Super 8.
30pm If you've never seen this comedy from Christopher Lloyd, one of the brains behind TV classics The Golden Girls and Frasier, then you've been missing a treat.
Lingerie designer Michelle Mone is the brains behind the new Ultimo Couture range, now in stock at Debenhams, Cardiff.
There was also the chance to see in side buildings that have housed the brains behind some of the world's most amazing discoveries.
Murray, the brains behind the 240mph McLaren F1 cars, just needs some investment so that the car can be built in the UK and therefore create loads of jobs.
KISH MAUVE Black Heart ( YNYS) LONDON boy-girl dance-pop duo Kish Mauve has been on the scene for a few years now, perhaps most famously as the brains behind Kylie Minogue's hit 2 Hearts a couple of years back.
Ex-Home Office expert Vincent Barron, 51, was the brains behind the Government's pounds 10m database of sex offenders, but was caught possessing and distributing 3,800 indecent images of children.
And now, thanks to an exclusive nebusiness competition, your firm could be tapping into the brains behind software giant Sage and dozens of other successful North East firms - Graham Wylie.