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think tank

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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think tankˈthink tank noun [countable]  SSOSEa group of people with experience or knowledge of a particular subject, who work to produce ideas and give adviceright-wing/liberal/economic etc think tank a leading member of a Tory think tankGRAMMAR: Singular or plural verb?Think tank is usually followed by a singular verb: The think tank has suggested some major reforms.In British English, you can also use a plural verb: The think tank have suggested some major reforms.
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think tankThat coterie would also act, as they did for the 1991 event, very much as a think tank.The Cato Institute is a conservative think tank.Such outright activism is not for every think tank.This was not your familiar sighting at a Washington think tank on K Street here.From 1989-1992, she was president of the Center for National Policy, a Washington think tank.
From Longman Business Dictionarythink-tankˈthink-tank (also think tank) noun [countable] a committee of people with special experience or knowledge in a particular area which is established by a government to produce ideas and advice on somethinga government-sponsored think-tank
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