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brains versus brawn

Mental acuity or intelligence in contrast to great power or physical strength. This isn't a case of brains versus brawn—you need both intelligence and physical strength in a situation like this.
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brains and/versus brawn

intelligence and/compared with physical strength: In this job you need both brains and brawn.
See also: and, brain, brawn, versus
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