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English definition of “brains trust”

brains trust

noun [C] UK old-fashioned ( US brain trust)
a group of experts who give advice to a leader or organization, especially advice relating to planning: A brains trust of scientists will staff the university's new biosciences institute. He became part of the president's brain trust during his first presidential campaign.
(Definition of brains trust noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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