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Brass Ring

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.

: Bruce,
: 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!