the top brass

the top brass

The person or people with the most authority, power, or influence in a group or organization. When I was the top brass of the business, I used to charge the most outrageous things to the company credit card. You'll only get a truthful answer if you manage to talk to the top brass.
See also: brass, top

top brass

the highest leader(s); the boss(es). (Originally military.) The top brass turned thumbs down on the proposal. You'll have to check it out with the top brass. She'll be home around five.
See also: brass, top

top brass

see under brass hat.
See also: brass, top

(the) ˌtop ˈbrass

(British English, informal) people with power and authority: The top brass got a huge pay rise. OPPOSITE: (the) rank and file
Officers in the military wear brass (= a bright yellow metal) or gold badges to show their position.
See also: brass, top

top brass

n. the highest leader(s); the boss(es). (Originally military.) You’ll have to check it out with the top brass. She’ll be home around five.
See also: brass, top
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Turkey's top military council promoted 99 colonels to the rank of general or admiral and put 48 generals into retirement in its annual shake-up, the military said on Friday, although the top brass was little changed after this month's failed coup attempt.
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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.
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.