Grammar Patterns

N behind n

The 'mastermind' group

These nouns refer to a person or group that is responsible for doing something.
Paul and Malcolm were the brains behind the stunning ads for Gossard lingerie and the Economist.
The man behind the project was Merle Tuve, a physicist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington.
There are some who would rather she did not appear to be the 'power behind the throne'.
With Germany, France was the prime mover behind closer European integration.
Hand is usually preceded by an adjective.
He is one of the world's most wanted terrorists, and he is generally believed to be the hidden hand behind today's killings.
  • architect
  • brains
  • company
  • figure
  • force
  • genius
  • group
  • hand
  • man
  • mastermind
  • mind
  • moving spirit
  • name
  • people
  • power
  • prime mover
  • team
  • woman
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