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brain trust

A group of experts who are chosen to be advisors to a person in power and aid in making important decisions. All politicians need a brain trust to help guide them through the campaign process and stay informed of the important issues facing their constituency.
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brain trust

A group of experts who serve as unofficial but vital advisers. For example, Each town manager seemed to have his or her own brain trust, which of course changed with every election . This term, closely associated with President Franklin Roosevelt's advisers on domestic and foreign policy in the early 1930s, was first recorded in 1910.
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Developing a brain trust involves recognizing the areas in your life and business which most need expert counsel, then reaching out to trusted individuals for their wisdom, honesty, and feedback.
The officials of the Brain Trust have hailed the leading scientific achievements of the Yemeni scientist, which made her worthy of this award.
After we saw the bubble burst in 2008-2009 my brain trust indicated that there is less dependence on the European markets than in the past and plans for growth appear to be more stable and sustainable.
The women who comprise The Brain Trust are Dale Cochran, Pauletta Washington, Keisha Nash-Whitaker, Gloria Mitchell, Angelia Sanders and Carol Bennett.
When it looks like everything is grinding to a halt, the best source to turn to for a bailout is the hidden brain trust you neglected when times were great.
Motivating and inspiring with many ideas and contributors, "Peak Vitality" is a brain trust worth looking into for the good of the self.
Army Nurse Corps, as she delivered her inspiring presentation on the importance of building a "brain trust" of people throughout your nursing career.
McClellan barely touches on the "brain trust" formed in April 1998 by Cheney, Rice, Wolfowitz, and others at the home of former Secretary of State George Shultz.
The Cards' brain trust proved last season they're happy to slap together a retread pitching staff just to get by, and nothing says they won't start doing that to the everyday lineup as well while they pay for the newest Busch Stadium (which is sold out every night but still apparently not providing enough capital to push the Cards' payroll up to competitive standards with the Mets, Cubs, Red Sox or Yankees).
Another important addition to the curatorial brain trust is Amy Poster, who lives in New York but will be in residence here part-time.
Sonja is the brain trust overlooking the operation of AINA.
The girl is Katie, part of a group of girls known as "the brain trust" or "the trust." Both Katie and Matt are trying to find out who they are and in that process they rind each other Their relationship is delicate, nuanced, and lovely.
A loser of historic proportions--the worst loss in New Hampshire gubernatorial election history--Jim Coburn may very well have a case should he think about filing a campaign consultant malpractice suit against his political brain trust, Jack Heath and Mike Bound.
It all came rushing back when the editorial brain trust around here--that would be me--decided we needed a product review of cockpit smoke hoods.
Danielson's brain trust includes Adam Wollander, Jason Duvall, Lane Tobiasson and Travis Noteboom.