the brass ring

the brass ring

  (American)
success or a reward that you try to achieve, often by competing against other people Our aim is to have the best team in the league - the brass ring is there guys, go and get it.
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See also: brass, ring
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We're excited to have our work highlighted again this year with the Brass Ring nominations.
The tradition of the brass ring in the attractions industry dates back to the carousels of the late 1800s when rings were suspended above riders; low enough to reach but high enough to pose a challenge.
Clooney will be honoured with the Brass Ring for his "unprecedented humanitarian undertakings" at the glittering Carousel of Hope gala in Beverly Hills next month.
You simply have to know the rules if you want to reach the brass ring.
Others worked at it too, but O'Hara gets the brass ring.
All of us are looking for the brass ring, and we may wish to know many things to get the best out of our lives.
David Blum, who failed to catch the brass ring during six months in the rapidly revolving editor's chair at the Village Voice, has resurfaced in the fun house that is today's media world.
The cash represents the brass ring for the Black Cats and is quite a turnaround for a club that was languishing at the bottom of the Championship on the back of Premiership relegation after a humiliating record-low points haul the previous season.
You've grabbed the brass ring and identified a problem that needs to be solved.
History is handing us the chance to reach for the brass ring that Bush fumbled, and we can't afford to take a pass.
A slinky Oprah Winfrey presented the Brass Ring Award to a beaming Halle Berry.
Each day he led his cow into our compound (garden) by the brass ring threaded through the soft skin between her nostrils.
Tracy's new work, The Brass Ring, which premiered at the recent Olympic games, is less like watching dance than sport; perhaps that is the point, given its place of origin.
So far, however, the upstart ECN hasn't been able to seize the brass ring it has been reaching for since 1999 -- official status as a full-fledged stock exchange.
But in order to get the brass ring, the president and chief executive of Atlanta-based Skilllearning Inc.