from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang An opportunity to achieve wealth or success; a prize or reward: "missed the brass ring of American success” ( Lewis H. Lapham).
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- n. Figuratively, a prize or goal. Often used with respect to employment goals e.g. promotion, better job, etc.
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- n. a rich opportunity or a prize
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Beating Margolies-Mezvinsky was the brass ring in 1994 and Margolies-Mezvinsky was a guaranteed loser.