Posted by Bruce Kahl on November 24, 2002
In Reply to: Brass Ring posted by James Briggs on November 24, 2002
: : : I've heard this term more than once now, and understand it to be US-based, meaning a goal or an incentive. Am I right, how is it used, and how did it originate?
: : It is what children obtained by reaching out from a merry-go-round (round about?)to snatch a ring from a device that was next to the merry-go-round. You had to hold on with one hand, reach out and grab the ring with perfect timing to get your prize.
: You've done it again! - what a splendid picture and fine explanation. However, unknown in the UK, I think.
I thank you for your kind words!