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.
Motherhood NETFLIX, FROM FRIDAY The creative brains behind the Bad Moms movies repeat the formula here.
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A suspect in Pascua's assassination had been arrested but police were still uncertain about the motive for the killing or the brains behind it.
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