the brains of the/this/that outfit

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the brains of the/this/that outfit

The leader of some particular group. I doubt Jim and John had anything to do with the break-in. Tyler is the brains of the outfit, and those boys are just his toadies. I'm the brains of this outfit—this whole enterprise would fall apart if it weren't for me!
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