brass neck


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brass neck

n
informal Brit effrontery; nerve
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brass

(braːs) noun
1. an alloy of copper and zinc. This plate is made of brass; (also adjective) a brass door-knocker.
2. wind musical instruments which are made of brass or other metal.
ˈbrassy adjective
brass band
a band of players of (mainly) brass wind instruments.
brass neck
shameless cheek or impudence. After breaking off the engagement she had the brass neck to keep the ring.
get down to brass tacks
to deal with basic principles or matters. Let's stop arguing about nothing and get down to brass tacks.
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VILLAINS OF THE WEEK SEPP BLATTER INCREDIBLE brass neck from the FIFA president to even contemplate running for a fifth term as president.
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What a brass neck on that assistant to start flagging like he did.
Even then he'd probably be safe, for with his brass neck the poor natives would need lasers to cut his head off.
FOR years I've been sniping at military top brass for their brass neck in spending six-figure sums on personal servants.
YOU have to be impressed by the brass neck of Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen.
How they have the brass neck to spend trillions of our money bombing innocent Libyans and deny a lifeline to the Welsh language is unbelievable.
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He returned last month nine days late for his deadline and after hearing of the fine had the brass neck to ask for an extra couple of days off to recover from the shock
I WAS very pleased to read Ian Parri's "a brass neck to ask for Scouse brass" in his column of February 17.
NOEL Edmonds deserves a gong - and nothing less than the TV All Time Brass Neck Awards will do.