brain truster
noun see brain trust

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • brain truster — noun an expert adviser involved in making important decisions but usually lacking official status • Syn: ↑backroom boy • Hypernyms: ↑adviser, ↑advisor, ↑consultant * * * noun : a member of a brain trust : an unofficial adviser * * * a member of a …   Useful english dictionary

  • brain truster — brain′ trust er n. a member of a brain trust • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • brain truster — a member of a brain trust; an important but usually unofficial adviser. [1930 35; BRAIN TRUST + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • brain truster — expert who who serves as advisor to a government or other organization (usually behind the scenes) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brain-trust — /brayn trust /, v.t. to serve as a brain trust or a brain truster for: They have brain trusted many major corporations. * * * …   Universalium

  • brain-trust — /brayn trust /, v.t. to serve as a brain trust or a brain truster for: They have brain trusted many major corporations …   Useful english dictionary

  • brain trust — noun Date: 1910 a group of official or unofficial advisers concerned especially with planning and strategy • brain truster noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • braintrust — brain trust n. 1. A group of experts who serve, usually unofficially, as advisers and policy planners, especially in a government. 2. often Brain Trust Such a group associated with the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the… …   Universalium

  • Braintruster — Brain|trus|ter [...trʌstə] der; s, <aus gleichbed. engl. amerik. brain truster> Mitglied eines Braintrusts, Unternehmensberater …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt — Infobox President name=Franklin Delano Roosevelt order=32nd President of the United States term start= March 4, 1933 term end= April 12, 1945 predecessor= Herbert Hoover successor= Harry S. Truman order2=44th Governor of New York term start2=… …   Wikipedia

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