the top brass

the top brass

the people with the highest rank in an organization, especially an army All the top brass turned out for the funeral.
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The top brass has its own view on what the world sees as the "Kurdish moment," and in general does not seem to analyze the post Sykes-Picot situation clearly and seems -- at least -- closed off to making a rational distinction between a secular Kurdish structure and the brutally fundamentalist ISIL "land-building" along the long Syrian border.
Though police authorities have remained tightlipped on the sudden intensification of police presence on the streets, sources said that the top brass had received a stern advisory from the home ministry and intelligence agencies, considering the ' credibility' of the threat.
Scotland's new police force are spending PS500,000 on new caps and hats - but the top brass won't all get one.
The top brass cull, which will take two years to carry out, should save the Ministry of Defence around pounds 3.
Wellington, June 15 (ANI): All-rounder Jacob Oram's future could hinge on a meeting with the top brass of New Zealand Cricket.
The idea is quite preposterous and evokes memories of the kind of crazy decisions made by the top brass in TV comedies like Blackadder.
Despite massive cuts to the armed forces (17,000 personnel leaving) the top brass mounted a fierce rearguard action to stop their allowances for public school education being axed.
Summary: ANKARA, Sha&'ban 23, 1431/Aug 4, 2010, SPA -- Turkey announced a round of promotions for the top brass in NATO&'s second largest military on Wednesday but unexpectedly failed to name a new head of the armed forces or army chief, Reuters cited Anatolian news agency as saying.
I don't mind mucking down with the top brass, as long as they don't bark orders at me and respect the quiet coach rules.
The top brass pads are in stark contrast to the grim conditions faced by frontline troops - and their no-frills quarters at home.
The Top Brass told that government of Pakistan in collaboration of Pakistan army and the masses achieved outstanding success in its war against terrorism.
The latest shuffle of the top brass is the second wave of military appointments made under the Hu leadership, following the initial round of appointments made in 2007, around the 17th Chinese Communist Party Congress.
THE Black Country-based Langley Band - one of the top brass bands in the country - is tuning up for a new season of concerts.
But last night, a leading councillor warned that while the bid was very impressive, it could be blocked by the top brass at the RAF who did not want the development to come to Wales.
Men in Glasgow and Bradford came second and third as the next most brassed off with the top brass.