Meaning of “brains” in the English Dictionary

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"brains" in American English

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us /breɪnz/

[ U ] the most intelligent person in a group or the one who plans what a group will do:

He was the brains behind the biggest art theft in recent times.

[ pl ] Brains also means intelligence:

An individual who has brains and foresight can make a lot of money in this business.

(Definition of “brains” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)