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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Brass neck of Prime Minister THERESA May in describing the behaviour of the Scottish Nationalist party for the use of "divisive and obsessive nationalism" in the context of "brexit" would seem to have formed a new distortion to the meaning of what we referred to historically as taking pains to safeguard the best interests of the Scots and their supporters.
SHAMED reality TV star Jeremy McConnell showed off his white gnashers and his brass neck with a return to social media.
IT TAKES some brass neck for millionaire Tory Chancellor Philip Hammond to say that there is a "premium" to public sector salaries.
We are still waiting, yet the Brass Neck to keep pulling up the council tax.
SIR - The brass neck of Labour politicians in Wales to complain about cuts takes some beating, let's look at the facts.
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.
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.
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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