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  • n. Plural form of brainbox.


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  • There are endless jokes about their foolishness, spite, and jealous hatred of Jewish "brainboxes".

    Guardian book club: Kalooki Nights by Howard Jacobson

  • Sir Stephen explained: The brainboxes in the Home Office have been putting together a sort of harm model.

    Archive 2005-01-01

  • Howdenhall: full of brainboxes, some of them looking barely out of their teens.

    Set in Darkness

  • More hearteningly, one of the resident brainboxes of the pink pages, John Kay, has written an varied intellectual influences on the labour leader.

    The Guardian World News

  • The publishing brainboxes who dreamed up the title of the Apple founder's authorised

    The Guardian World News

  • A senior partner at a large law firm told me recently that he thought recruitment based purely on academic merit had gone too far, advocating instead a return to the old system of hiring "five brainboxes, five wild cards, five solid all-rounders who were good at sport for the firm's cricket and rugby teams and five stunningly beautiful women".

    The Guardian World News

  • The film might better have been entitled "See Beautiful, Disappearing Ontario Lacus", as brainboxes analysing the same Cassini spaceprobe radar data used to generate the travelogue have discovered that Titan's antarctic lakes are rapidly evaporating as scorching local summer temperatures soar above the polar norm of - 184°C.

    Signs of the Times

  • Top economics'n'biz brainboxes, having performed a detailed analysis, have announced that the way for the UK economy to revitalise itself is for us all to emulate beer-swilling real ale drinkers.

    The Register

  • Those splendid brainboxes at DARPA - the Pentagon's in-house bazaar of the bizarre - have outdone themselves this time.

    Signs of the Times

  • When Mitchell Museum breached the lower echelons of Scotland's toilet circuit last year, gas canister in hand (seriously), a jumble of words filtered into the brainboxes of easily amused hipsters: Collective.

    The Line Of Best Fit


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