a brace of profit warnings

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What does brace mean here? I guess it's the sames as "a number" but I didn't find this kind of translation :(

Following a spate of appalling sales figures and a brace of profit warnings, INN-signia, the hotels to pubs chain, appears on the verge of collapsing.
  • sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    Note, however, that that a "brace" implies a connection.

    8 pair, brace
    a set of two similar things considered as a unit
    I strongly suspect that the writer doesn't really mean the reports were issued as a unit and is just trying to be cute.
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