nerve center
noun Date: 1868 1. center 2c 2. a source of leadership, organization, control, or energy <
the financial nerve center of the nation
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • nerve center — 1. a group of nerve cells closely connected with one another and acting together in the performance of some function. 2. a source of information, authority, action, etc.: The communications room is the nerve center of a battleship. [1865 70] * *… …   Universalium

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