(Brit, informal) something of little or no value: his opinion isn’t worth a brass farthing
a person in a high position, especially a top-ranking army or navy officer. Historical Examples Indiscretions of Archie P. G. Wodehouse noun (Brit, informal) a top-ranking official, esp a military officer A high-ranking officer in the military or other uniformed services (1890s+ British) Any high-ranking official; manager; chief; boss (1930s+) A high-ranking official, as in […]
a musical wind instrument of brass or other metal with a cup-shaped mouthpiece, as the trombone, tuba, French horn, trumpet, or cornet.
a band of metal with four holes that fits over the upper fingers and that is gripped when a fist is made, used for increasing the effect of a blow with the fist. Historical Examples Andersonville, complete John McElroy Andersonville, Volume 2 John McElroy
brass monkey Historical Examples The Ocean Cat’s Paw George Manville Fenn And Then the Town Took Off Richard Wilson The Story Girl Lucy Maud Montgomery The Boy Scouts in A Trapper’s Camp Thornton W. Burgess Plowing On Sunday Sterling North The Journal of a Disappointed Man Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion The Patrol of the Sun […]
wealth, success, or a prestigious position considered as a goal or prize: Few of those who reach for the brass ring of the Presidency achieve it. the opportunity to try for such a prize. A chance to achieve wealth or success; a prize or reward. For example, “As a businessman he let the brass ring […]