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brass hat


Definitions from WordNet

Noun brass hat has 1 sense
  1. brass hat - a high-ranking military officer
    --1 is a kind of
    military officer, officer

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Brass Hat


A brass hat is a term commonly used to refer to an important or high-ranking person, especially in a military or government context.

It can also be used to describe a person who is overly arrogant or pompous.

Sample Sentences:

Sense 1: High-ranking Person

1. General Thompson is a true brass hat, commanding respect from all his subordinates.

2. The politician arrived surrounded by brass hats and security personnel.

Sense 2: Arrogant Person

1. Alex thinks he's a brass hat, always acting superior to everyone around him.

2. The CEO's brass hat behavior caused resentment among the employees.

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